Originally Posted by tydas
Me too! I have a 720p Panasonic now and its awesome, also heard great things about Samsung plasma but in the 42 inch range i can only find 720p, what gives?
Samsung has never made a 42" 1080p Plasma. Panasonic made three 42" 1080p models last year (the U30, S30, and ST30) but they were discontinued in December and the remaining inventory is drying up. The best one was the ST30 (same panel and AR Filter as on the higher GT30).
For 2012, they will make only one 1080p model in the 42" size (TC-P42UT50) and one 42" 768p model (TC-P42X50), and neither of these will have an anti-reflective filter so they're going to be reflective like a dark mirror. These should be hitting store shelves very soon.
If anyone wants to get the last great 42" Plasma, find a 2011 TC-P42ST30 before they're all gone (if they're not all gone already).