"Nothing can touch this tv for overall value."4.5 starson by pogobbler
Pros: Big, big picture. Cheap and light for the size. A quick calibration with a setup dvd yielded a very sharp, detailed picture that gives up very little to LCD/LED tvs I'm familiar with... and it's size puts it in a different league than most others.
Cons: The screen is a little bit more reflective than I'd like. It doesn't have the greatest number or variety of inputs, though it has enough. I had some issues with the digital audio output not always working as it should.
Summary: Probably the best tv value out there today; a very good 73" picture for about $1000 to $1500. Though flat panel tvs are "sexier", this tv manages to pack a considerably larger picture of comparable quality (a notch or two below a good LCD, perhaps, though a small notch, not that noticeable to the average person) in a lighter weight package that's still only about 15" deep. No, you can't mount in on a wall, but not every room needs that. As far as the picture quality, a few minutes with a setup dvd (something any new tv really needs) yielded a very good picture-- and I haven't even delved into the advanced video settings yet, which I'm sure will improve things even more. 3D compatibility is a plus for some, though I don't care one way or the other about it at this point. I can't find any serious flaws in it and think most people would be very happy with a tv such as this.