Hello, new to the group.
I like to say three quick things.
First, at the BB I saw the 42X1, but they had it mounted at the top row, way above the normal eye level, which would affect the picture.
So of course it would look less bright than the LCDs next to it.
Second, any word on the power usage of the 42X1 or even the 42S1?
I almost bought last years entry 42 at Sears for their great price, but when I heard the Panasonic was coming out with models that use less power, that was holding me back.
When we were looking at Plasmas at BB last year, my wife an I noticed when the slide show was happening, certain pictures looked better on the Panasonic and others on the Samsung. So, does the material at the time will decide which set is better? I found that interesting.