Panasonic TX-P42V20B review

If you want top plasma pictures but aren't fussed about 3D, the P42V20 is the telly for you

Panasonic TX-P42V20
The G20 series uses a slightly watered down version of Panasonic's contrast-boosting Infinite Black technology

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The P42V20 is impressively easy to use for such a well-specified set. The onscreen menus make up for a rather old-fashioned appearance by being generally simple to follow.

The remote control is both comfortable to hold and, with one or two exceptions, thoughtfully laid out.

The only criticisms concern the way some key picture adjustments are tucked away in a rather obscure sub-menu, and the way the main Menu button on the remote control is relegated to a tiny button tucked away at its upper extremity, making it harder to find than it should be.

John Archer
AV Technology Contributor

John has been writing about home entertainment technology for more than two decades - an especially impressive feat considering he still claims to only be 35 years old (yeah, right). In that time he’s reviewed hundreds if not thousands of TVs, projectors and speakers, and spent frankly far too long sitting by himself in a dark room.