Hi, I’m Brian English, and I’ve worked at Abt for three years in the internet sales department. I’m a lifelong Cubs fan and have enjoyed plenty of “friendly” discussions with Carl Prouty (click here to see Carl’s own blog entry) over which Chicago baseball team is better. I do not believe in the supposed Cubs curse involving a goat, so I’m looking forward to watching my team in the World Series this October on my new Panasonic TH42PX80U plasma television.
I purchased the Panasonic recently at Abt, mostly because the recent drops in prices on flat panel televisions made it the perfect time to get a new second TV for the bedroom. At a distance of 12 feet away I am amazed at the picture quality of this set. When hooked up properly to my HD Comcast cable box, the TV provides a detailed and crystal clear picture.
Blu-ray high-def movies take the picture quality to a whole new level. You almost forget that you’re watching TV. I don’t currently have it hooked up to a stereo system, and for a bedroom TV, the sound quality is sufficient. The addition of a surround sound system would make this a truly amazing experience. —by Brian English