"Bright and sleek, works great out of the box"4.5 starson by rmwatts--2008
Pros: Very bright, sharp picture in all lighting, versatile inputs
Cons: No Cable Card slot, sound is so so
Summary: With plasma there is the burn-in management issue, but that is worth the quality of the picture on this TV. I shopped a lot and found this to be competitive in quality and superior in features (computer, HDMI, firewire, etc. connections esp.) with others at about the same price, such as the Panasonic TH50-PX60U. Plus the kids thought it was very cool looking in the sleek black box, and found it easy to operate.