"Excellent value for the money."4.0 starson by mfrey0118
Pros: 2nd Generation Panasonic 3D technology
Better processing than 2010 units
Panasonic reports no rising blacks
Comes with WiFi Dongle ($80 Value)
Superior HD Picture Quality
Cons: What else? Brightness could be better.
Summary: I've had my P42ST30 for over 300 hours now. I highly recommend breaking it in using the methods described over in the High Def Junkies forum for the first 100 hours. Picture is fantastic. I watched Dark City Director's Cut on Blu Ray and it was amazing. Great contrast between inky blacks and bright lights. No bleeding or brightness fluctuations that I could see. Very sharp colors. I have not watched 3D content yet but the 2D-3D is kinda cool. Using Xpand 106 glasses.
All in all I did a lot of research on tech forums and customer reviews before I decided on this panel. I really believe it's one of if not the best value out there for a 42" 1080p 3D plasma television.