For what it is worth - I thought I would document my experience with the new Panasonic 16:9 Television. Mine is going back for the following reasons: #1. Poor build quality - plastic case - doesn't support a large center channel speaker very well. #2. Poor convergence from the factory - 9 point convergence controls don't do it justice - you can get to more detailed convergence through the service menus - but this is extremely complicated. This set needs serious ISF calibration to look good. #3. TV only has one set of memories for video settings. This is very bad as you setup your settings for component video on DVD output and then when you switch back to cable or DBS - the color/contrast/etc. look terrible - you have to keep switching the settings back and forth. #4. Mine had a geomentry distortion that was very noticeable on 2:35 - 1 DVD materials. #5. If you get the glare screen - like I did - you will not be able to view this in any lighting condition due to terrible glare off the screen. It also seems to mask the screen and add some coloration to it - I would recommend getting the unit without the screen - the screen cannot be easily added or removed. #6. Terrible documentation - almost none at all - for instance - it has two different scan modes - "TV" runs the line doubler "Game" seems to turn the line doubler off - my DBS signal looked much better with it turned off. #7. Off axis viewing is terrible - I'd say any more than 20 degrees and it is unwatchable. You need to view this thing dead center on. #8. Watching 4:3 televisioin in non-stretched mode - Panasonic uses almost white side bars that are very distracting to me...in stretch mode there is Zoom - which is very grainy - Full - Which distorts the picture - and Justify - which is the best - but still causes people to look unatural. Positives - Price is very good if you can live with the above limitations. I personally cannot - and will gladly spend another 700-1000 for a better set. Using a good Progressive DVD player - the picture is quite good - but in my opinion the contrast ratio is limited.