"WOW! Very Impressive Plasma"4.5 starson by tjubb
Pros: Great color and detail. Great looking design.
Cons: Wish the 3rd HDMI slot was on the back and not the front.
Summary: I am very impressed with this plasma. Although not quite full HD it does have 1080 lines which is 30% more pixels than the standard plasma. From what I have read your eyes will notice more horizontal lines as opposed to vertical lines.
Standard def material looks great with my Oppo DVD player but this unit really shines with HDDVD or BluRay material especially if the aspect ratio of the content is 1.85:1 or 1.78:1 so the entire plasma is filled with hi def goodness. I upgraded from a 42" plasma and I must say it's a big difference in size. I get more of an immersive experience with this unit and movie watching is much more enjoyable
I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a great quality plasma at a decent price. Get it for 10% off at Circuit City if you have a AAA membership.
The only downsides (which are very minor) are the 3rd HDMI input on the front rather than the back and the difficulty getting my Harmony remote to change to the HDMI input automatically when I start the DVD activity. I'm sure there is an easy fix for that, I just have found it yet. I guess having an HDMI input on the front is convenient for those with hd video cameras that need a temporary connection but for myself with 3 hdmi devices it looks ugly with a cable to the front all the time so I use an hdmi switch connected to the back side.