Since June of 2008, pricing on 42" plasma TVs has steadily dropped to the point where $600 will soon be the standard deal. Panasonic deals were the most abundant, closely followed by LG. It's also worth noting that choosing a 42" plasma TV over an LCD of the same size can save you about $200. (See our DealWatch on LCDs for LCD deal trends.) The LCD will have the better resolution (1080p), but if you're looking for a second set or if resolution isn't important to you, plasma TVs offer the better value. Click to see the latest deals on all plasma TVs.
1 We found no noteworthy 42" plasma deals in March, so data for that month is represented by dotted lines.