Summary: This TV is our first large TV to ever have. After careful consideration of many brands, and of course...LCD vs. Plasma, we decided the best buy was this 50 inch plasma from Panasonic. In the past years with our electronics, Panasonic has been extremely reliable. Circuit City had this TV and set it up for us for a great deal. We are now enjoying MANY HD channels and believe this: Once you have seen HD you won't want to go back to regular television.