Pros Black levels, tweak settings, THX certification, cost vs size
Cons Runs rather warm to hot as compared to an LCD... Old school menu (although it has been updated to a "pretty" interface) menu lacks features, even plugged into 40 MBPS the Amazon video often downgrades and Netflix loads slow.
Summary I bought the television for a theater room I built... I really need to add additional ventilation to the room because the unit does put out some heat. Picture SUPERB ... I cannot say enough about the picture.
ZERO black level loss in a year... I'm at 10.5 months.
Obviously you've read about this because you are researching televisions. Go for plasma if you have a dedicated room or a darker room with little reflective issues i.e., sunlight. Mine isn't bad in light... but some reflective materials found in non plasma televisions are seemingly better. The picture cannot be duplicated. Our tv in the bedroom is the #1 2011 LED LCD and it absolutely annoys the heck out of me trying to get it to look even acceptable if I come to the bedroom after watching tv in the tv room.
Buying... buy ONLY from a dealer who is authorized, one who ships a tv ... I don't like buying a plasma and "taking" it home because they have a glass screen and you shouldn't lay them flat. Amazon ship and sold is great, even have a price guarantee.
Pros video camera with mic from panasonic for G20 as well as other!!!!
Cons does not have monitor audio out for older audio receivers, does not have co axle audio output only has a optical output so not sure if this will transmit all sound of what's on TV to receiver or just the HD tuner??
Summary G20 is identical to G25 I bought mine at The Bay as the G20 is specific to them so you can never price match as no one else sells it, there is no differentiation on the Panasonic website Canada or USA for the 2 models and the optional skype camera lists both G20/G25 and other as models compatible with it! The G20 specific manual lists the camera for use with it so I do not know what CNET is talking about when they say G20 lose out on this?? It's absolutely not true I have G20 and camera and it works. I guess CNET does not know everything!