Summary: This is my first HDTV purchase. I waited a long time for them to come down in price, and am very happy with this TV so far. I've had it for about 3 weeks now and it is working great. I've watched various movies, the Euro Cup games, MLB All-star game, etc. As many have pointed out, it has a great picture, but may need some tweeking to get it how you want. This isn't hard to do if you have basic technology skills (i.e.
Summary: I started my HDTV buying journey a little over a month ago. The first model I bought was a Panasonic TC-L42E5, which in retrospect was a fine TV. It was my mistake to order something too small for my room, so I returned it in favor of its bigger brother, the TC-L47E50. When the box arrived at my doorstep, everything looked fine upon first inspection. The cardboard was in good shape and all the styrofoam blocks inside were right where they should be.