All in all, the Panasonic Viera ST30 delivers a good 3D experience. It has no problems in satisfying the most important criteria (almost total freedom from crosstalk interference), and delivers a suitably detailed and consistantly coloured extra-dimensional image that fulfils our expectations for an entry-level 3D model. The fact that it’s free of motion judder is also excellent; and indeed is something that some manufacturer’s most expensive offerings don’t manage.
The Panasonic ST30 series seems like a good deal for a 3D HDTV, but the audio and video quality are both lacking, and the set doesn't come with 3D glasses.
Lastly, the TX-P42ST30B delivers very crisp, clear scaling of SD signals to the HD panel resolution. There is very little ringing around high-contrast transitions, and the image appears detailed (source permitting, of course). Overall, the standard-def performance of the Panasonic ST30 offers room for improvement, but fulfils the most essential criteria.
(Editor's note: This review of the Panasonic ST30 series is based on our hands-on testing and evaluation of the . According to the manufacturer, the image quality and features should be equivalent for each TV in this model line.)