"Absolute Perfection."5.0 starson by LyndonHughes
Pros: Picture quality, black level, THX mode, NO IR/Burn-In!, color accuracy, ease of use, styling, internet connectivity, black level, PS3 and XBOX 360 gaming, response time, refresh rate, black level, everything....
Cons: No swivel stand. Maybe mediocre sound... But if you have this TV without a sound system, you are moronical.
Summary: This is the perfect television.... and I have done my research. This is what I wanted from a home theater viewing experience... and it is an experience. I previously had the Samsung PN50B650 and Panasonic S1 in my house, and there is no comparison. In my opinion, the debate between Panasonic vs. Samsung is over. There is a clear winner in picture quality, and that winner is Panasonic. Simply superior technology.
Same could be said about Plasma vs. LCD (including LED based LCD TV's). Plasma is the superior technology. It (unfortunately) got a bad rap in it's infancy due to burn-in issues and short life span. BUT THESE PROBLEMS ARE COMPLETELY GONE!!!! It is up to people like me and other plasma owners to let the world in on what we are experiencing. LED refresh rate, response time, black level, side angle viewing and color accuracy can't compete with plasmas. Period. They are making great strides, but are still trying to catch up and mirror the picture quality of a plasma.
In conclusion, I have waited for 8 years to get a HDTV. This is the purchase of my adult life. I was not biased or swayed any way toward any specific brand or type of TV except for looking at it myself. If you are looking to get a new, incredible, image-"popping", blu-ray playing, video gaming, life changing, LIVING ROOM HUB.....
GET A PANASONIC PLASMA. Specifically, the Panasonic TC-P50G10.
-J Lyndon Hughes