"One of the Best, and definitely the best for the money."5.0 starson by nagel2
Pros: Beautiful picture, and great price for it's size and features.
Cons: Just one, a bad flicker in 48Hz mode.
Summary: This set is incredible, I love it.
Some people have misunderstood the single panel glass statement. Let me explain, most Plasmas have 2 sheets of glass in front of the glas on the plasma panel (so essentially 3 sheets), this set only has a single sheet and instead of the second sheet in front there is a 1/4 thick "frame" around the outside, on other models this frame would continue across the the front as the second sheet of glass. The advantage to the single sheet is a reduction in ghosting at certain angles when the image reflects off of the back of the front sheet and back on to the front of the second sheet, there is also a very noticeable reduction in weight over last years model.
My main concern is with the 48Hz flicker issue, I have had 3 conversations with Panasonic so far, they are looking into the issue and have told me they will get back to me shortly, hopefully with some sort of a fix. This really is my only complaint with the set, it is a stunning plasma for the price, probably the best value for the money in a 58" by anyone. Yes the Pioneer Kuros has slightly better blacks (I'm talking maybe 7 or 8 % better), but not enough better to justify the price difference. As far as the flicker issue goes just run it in the 60Hz mode since I can see no major issues with image smoothness in 60Hz mode, I just find it odd that they sent it to market with a feature that is virtually unusable.