"Cannot beat price and performance"5.0 starson by jonatbaylor
Pros: Nice Blacks on this, easy setup. HDMI port. Very cheap!
Color is very nice, just adjust as needed.
Cons: This may be outdated in 3 years. Could be a bit brighter.
Otherwise no complaints!
Summary: For the price I paid, there is no better bargain out there. This 720p Plasma is A-OK, great performance. Speakers suck, but you aren't really paying for those anyways. I'd rather save a 150-250 on my TV because I have a sound system at home already. I don't need to rely on the TV for it.
I bought this for 700.00 (that INCLUDES tax and shipping) from 6th avenue electronics on 11 27 09. It's been hovering between 750-850 for 6 months. As soon as I saw it dip below 725 I knew I was going to buy it. If you can get it total price (tax+shipping) for less than 750.00 DO IT. If you are paying upwards 875.00 for it all, look at the 55" plasma sears is offering for 1066.00 at 1080p. That is a great deal, too. I just can't justify 400.00 extra for simply a 1080p upgrade and 5 more inches.
I have lined up 720p and 1080p's left and right for about 6 months. I've played DVD, HD and Blue Ray disks on both TV's. You can hardly notice the difference, except for 1080p on blue ray only, vs. 720p on blue ray. Even then, its minimal.
The only complaints I've read on this for not being 5 star is limited menues and a bad remote..who cares!? The menue and remote work well enough...I'm happy to save 200.00 and "deal" with it.