"picture quality is outstanding; easy setup."4.5 starson by rauge001
Pros: Vibrant picture (once the setting is readjusted from standard to vivid). Picture quality is excellent from my over the air roof top broadcast signal (I live in S. Florida).
Cons: Once you have your favorite channels pre-programmed on the remote and press that icon, you are directed to a listing that you have to scroll down and then blindly press ok. Rather than taking you directly to the actual channel that you surf by sight.
Summary: Never thought about owning a plasma after hearing about the problems of the earlier versions (heat, IR, energy usage). Those problems are in the past, and the picture quality is outstanding. With 600mz, there is no blurring. This Panasonic is my second plasma, the 1st being a 50" Samsung. The Panasonic was too good a deal to pass at $388. I'm just a little annoyed about the remote. As earlier mentioned, you have to jump through too many hoops to access the favorite function. With my Samsung, all you do is hit the favorite button, and on screen appears the playing channel that you can quickly surf to the next visible channel, and so on. With this Panasonic, you hit the favorites button, are directed to a listing of all your pre-programmed choices, scroll down to the one you want, press ok, and wait until that channel appears. If you you don't like what's on, you have to repeat the entire process. By the way, if you don't press ok fast enough, it kicks you out. The remote also feels clumsy in my hand. Anyway, a small annoyance that by no means detracts from an otherwise great bargain at twice the price.