"The Panasonic Plasma has the best picture by far."4.5 starson by ensapp
Pros: The blacks and contrast ratio along with the refresh rate gives the sets the sharpest natural color rich picture in 1080p I've ever seen and I see them all. No LCD comes close.
Cons: If hooked up using the HDMI they are lightning prone. If you hear a clap of thunder you better unplug the HDMI if nothing else, and I recomend using a good surge protector.
Summary: I own a TV Repair Shop and have been in the TV repair buisness over 30 years. I work on every brand made and I see Samsung, Sony, Pioneer and Sharp every week The Panasonics have the best picture without the big price tag. Today I only recommend 3 brands and I don't sell TV's so I have no dog in that hunt. If they want a LCD I suggest Sharp and Samsung, If they are looking for a Plasma I recommend Panasonic. If I have a Panasonic and a Sharp fixed, sitting side by side the custmers always prefers the Panasonics picture.