Excerpt: I did plenty of research on flat-panel televisions before I decided on this model, and, if I do say so myself, that research paid off well. First, a little background: we live in a 1920's era colonial, which was built before there was any consideration given during construction as to where the big screen TV will go.
Summary: I bought this right after black friday in 2010 at walmart for $499, i still have it up and running and its perfect for me. I watch alot of sports, movies and play video games on it and it looks awesome. The only thing I think its missing is more hdmi ports (has 2) and maybe a picture in picture feature, other than that its perfect for the price i got it at and i was upgrading from a Vizio 32"
Summary: i shouldn't complain much - i got this on clearance for only 269 from target...but i was replacing a Panasonic TH-42PX600U which was the best series of early plasmas so my standards are high. this is a decent tv and seems comparable in many ways except two. 1. i agree with another review that says colors are somewhat cloudy or creamy looking 2. it seems to pixelate slightly when changing from major scene to scene (such as commercial to commercial).
Summary: So much for the price. I made the choice to get a larger 720p Plasma screen, and I was worried it would be a waste of time. Its totally fine! If I was going over 46" I'd say 720p would be a bad choice, you might notice the difference. but from what I've read, television signal is coming out as 720p anyway, so television looks fine. Blu Ray is great, not nearly as nice as 1080p, of course, but sometimes I think Blu Ray looks strange anyway, so I don't mind the downgrade.
Summary: I have owned this TV for a year. It has a great picture and I have no screen reflection problems. Sound quality is not as good as a Panasonic Plasma TH-42PX600U that I had in this location before moving it. Some of the sound issue is probably due to the downward facing speakers and less power than the 42" TV. I own three plasma TV's(two Panasonic and one Pioneer) and have had minimal reflection or image retention problems.
Summary: So, we ended up needing a new TV in a hurry, and didn't have a bunch of money to spend. After checking out a bunch of various models, we ended up deciding that the Panasonics had, by far, the best bang for the buck, especially for 720p models. We were all but set on the 42" model, but the 46" was only $25 more at the place we went to, making it a total no brainer. A month in, we couldn't be more satisfied. Really a great TV.
Summary: I am no expert on HDTV but am satisfied with this TV for the money I paid for it. The picture is good and it has ample connections as far as I am concerned. It is a good looking TV to look at and has enough options and adjustments to meet all my wants. The major problem I have with it is if you are going to use an OTA antenna as I do it will not allow you to store stations manually or previously auto programed stations you have ran so every time you change directons on...