Excerpt: First of all I was steered away from this TV by a Best Buy employee because I like to play video games, and he feared Image Retention(screen Burn). Than talked to a different employee that recommended this TV for video games. Bottom line is do your own reserch before picking out your new TV.
Summary: Awesome TV. Makes a loud, high pitched whine if volume is low and picture quality is not as good as I have seen on other brands with the same specs. However, for the price, this TV is a great buy, high value and great picture, plus the speakers are loud and high quality.
I'm pleased with some caveats (perhaps user error?)
Cordog "Corstr", Amazon
23 November 2009
Summary: I *think* this set is a great value, but I may be doing something wrong with the settings which is why I'm not giving 5 stars for the picture. Some background. I read the Amazon reviews which were stellar overall, and read the CNET review. I read the Plasma TV Mag review after I bought the plasma, and it may reflect some of the issues I'm having. And the value - WOW - I got the set at Best Buy for $769 - they wanted to beat the Amazon price at the time.
Summary: I write this so someone esel can feel safe taking the plunge on PLASMA, and feel safe about a 720p as well.... this TV is fantastic so far. Ok, so I used to sell Mitsubishi back in the day when plasma was new, and yes they were nice, but they were also ten thousand dollars. The cinema experince of them was great tho, so much more depth than the new LCD, and much better black levels. And believe me, that makes a HUGE difference in overall picture quality.
Summary: I bought this TV for my summer home in Maine. I am in the midst of rebuilding this home and have lots of other expenses so I was looking for a big screen TV which was affordable. I originally was set on buying an LCD but after reading the pros and cons of plasma, I changed my mind. I read many reviews and Consumer Reports before choosing this one. I had it shipped to the house (I am in a rural area) at no extra cost and am extremely happy with the set.