This is the first plasma that I have purchased and I must say I am impressed. I own a few LCD's for the other rooms of the house, and immediately the vibrant color renderings and refresh rate become an obvious difference. I have always read that plasma televisions were ideal for sports and movies with fast moving sequences and now owning one i see why. The deeper black levels, the 600hz refresh rate, internet connectivity, and oh yes, the price point, make this Panasonic a bargain well worth looking at. The display does reflect surfaces more than the LCD screen so glare is an issue if placed facing a window, however that is a minimal issue that dark curtains or blinds can resolve. Plasma televisions also consume more power, however with advances in technology that gap has closed a bit, as is the case with this set. For being a plasma and a 46" one at that, it is no power hog. It is only a 720p display, however when mated to HD sources the difference between 720p and 1080p is negligible at this screen size. If you are in the market for a budget minded yet feature abundant set, look no further. Streams services such as Netflix with fantastic picture quality. I love this plasma television, and Panasonic is one of the best.