Hitachi 42HDT52 Video
With decent video processing and accurate color that doesn't overaccentuate red, the Panasonic TH-42PX60U sets the standard for value among full-featured 42-inch plasmas.
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This Sony offers good features and performance in a compact camera for enthusiasts, but its low-ISO image quality doesn't quite match the best in its class.
Though its Pentium 4 processor doesn't translate into mind-blowing performance, this full-featured corporate laptop makes an adequate desktop replacement.
For a moderate price, you get the convenience of recording your video directly to DVD media, but the entry-level Hitachi DZ-BX35A offers only basic features and can't deliver the image quality of Hitachi's step-up DVD camcorders.
The Panasonic DMP-BD60 offers excellent image quality and reliable Blu-ray playback, but it doesn't have as many features as the competition.
With picture quality that's nearly the equal of the tough competition, as well as best-in-class design and features, the Samsung PND8000 makes a strong case the best overall plasma TV of 2011.
The LG RC797T is a competent DVD/VHS recorder with some attractive extra features, but it doesn't quite stack up to the competition.
Anchored by great connectivity, the Hitachi 42HDS69 competes well with other 42-inch plasmas in both price and picture quality.
Although it looks downright dreamy on the outside, the Samsung LN-S4051D's image quality has a hard time keeping up with the best flat panels'.