Originally Posted by zmanfromars
What do you mean by "very basic, very core"? Can you tell me how it's different from the 42PX75U other than the glass warranty being different and the stand? How does the anti-glare screen look, is it as good as the 42PX77U?
If you recall the TH-42PX60U (The silver/gray ones), it's almost identical to that except black. In fact, I'm pretty sure they just took the 60 series, made them black, made a few modifications, such as the anti-glare screen, and made this tv. I would say the anti-glare screen is about as good as the PZ77u's, although I haven't been able to compare side-to-side.
By very basic, I mean there's nothing extremely special about it. No SD card slot, no extra speakers like on the PZ700u's, and just the basic adjustment settings. Although it does have the EZ Sync.
We just bought a second one for our gaming/theater room.
Our store's Panasonic rep, who's very knowledgeable, has said he recommends the PZ77's for intense gaming, since they have an "anti-image retention" feature integrated, and I haven't talked to him about this one being used for it. But I would think if you take care of it and break it in properly, like any other plasma, you wouldn't have any issues with it.