Summary: I saw this TV on sale right at the end, and it's my first plasma, so I was a little nervous picking one up. That said, the picture quality is nice and clear, though coming off of my experience with a 50" Bravia it seems like there's a little less definition on certain objects.
Summary: I opted for the plasma because my family room is not super bright and the wide viewing angles and richer colors still beat LCDs in my opinion. This set did not disappoint - picture was gorgeous.
Nice Plasma, but has serious NetFlix audio processing issues.
25 April 2011
Summary: The 55" ST-30 has a very impressive picture. It plays all content as promised with the exception of Netflix audio. The Netflix video playback is perfect, no delays, no buffering issues, very clean smooth presentation.