I think this is their basic model, but for someone not really bothered about having the latest/top spec telly I think this is pretty good value. I have ordered this in store.
The site says..
When it comes to picture quality, a plasma TV takes a lot of beating and it's easy to see why with the TXP42C3. With a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, this plasma TV has a realism and depth of image that similarly priced LCD TVs struggle to match. Added to this is a response time of just 0.001m/sec. Again, this is better than LCD TVs and gives the Panasonic fast reactions to scene changes. All signals also benefit from 600Hz Sub Field Drive technology. 600Hz gives a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur. As well as providing top quality images for TV, the TXP42c3 makes a superb gaming monitor. The Game Mode function enhances the response rate for a more connected feel to the game.
With a home cinema-sized screen like this we'd always recommend a separate home cinema system for the best sound quality. Having said that, the built-in system offers enhancements over rival models. V-Audio Surround gives a spacious sound based on actual room measurement from the onboard digital signal processor. It gives a crisp, well-detailed sound quality.
The latest budget Panasonic plasma TV has Freeview HD built-in. With a Freeview HD tuner on board, you can make the most of the Panasonic's HD screen. Fast spreading around the country, Freeview HD gives you access to the main TV stations in glorious High Definition. Standard connections include 2 HDMI sockets - ideal for an HD games console and Blu-ray player. In addition to this, SCART and component sockets are on hand for connecting older components. A slightly more unusual fitment, but still welcome nonetheless, is a SD card reader. This easily accessible slot is perfect for showing pictures taken on your digital camera. The HDMI VIERA link lets you use a single remote control to operate several Panasonic VIERA devices connected via HDMI. This even includes the connection of Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras. Once connected, you can use the TV's remote control to playback stored images on the camera.
The TXP42c3 may be the most basic model in the Panasonic 42 inch plasma range but, with a picture quality this good, you'd never guess it!