Kindly suggest me 42 inch plasma TV from PANASONIC.
Need good picture quality, full HD, SMART tv and not very keen on 3D (but ready to buy if others features are worth).
Budget--70k (can extend if needed).
Sorry to say but it is not what you feel, it is what the reality is, may be you have compared a high end plasma tv with a low end LED TV.
Yes the price of plasma's are very less when compared to a same size LED TV.But also you can't compare the picture quality as there is a lot of difference in both.
Hmmm, I have compared PQ of many LED and plasmas and found that the PQ of LEDs is better.
And I recommend Samsung because its PQ is great but that is not the only reason, sony doesn't support many video formats like mkv etc where as samsung supports all.
And also Samsung panels looks better than Sony
And Samsung LEDs of the same league are cheaper than Sony too.
Apart from that there is no doubt that in 3D LEDs LG is the best.
Well let's forget about Sony, but I have to disagree completely on the LED vs Plasma part. You can check any respected Television review sites, LED TVs don't stand anywhere near Plasma TVs except super high end LEDs.
There is no arguing over that.
I love Sony and Sony doesn't make Plasma sets, but fact is fact that Plasma > LED in PQ. And every single site supports this fact.
Anyway, also correcting you - the high end Samsung/LG sets are more expensive than Sony with inferior PQ. Low/Mid Range Sony and Samsung sets are about the same except that Samsung is lil too artificial
If you don't agree with me on LED and Plasma thing then I suggest you to visit any showroom near you and experience the same, and then please share your experience.
And one more thing Plasma also consumes much more electricity when compared to LEDs