I'm moving to a new apartment next month and unfortunatley need to sell my Sony Grand Wega 60" LCD set since it's just a bit to large for the new viewing area I have. So I decided to look around on Boxing Day just to get some ideas. Well getting ideas turned into getting a new TV. I lucked upon a Panasonic TH-50PX500U 50" Plasma at exactly half of the suggested retail here in Canada. I won't mention the store but it was one of the big electronics chains. They had 5 left brand new in the warehouse. I went home for an hour to do some quick research and when I returned they had 2 left. So I figured I could not pass up such a great deal. Besides, they have the 30 day money back guarantee so there was no huge risk. So they deliver the set on Friday and I'm wondering what I should expect 'out of the box' Is there a break-in period for plasmas? How will the picture look right out of the box? If I run my copy of digital video essentials, should I get a decnet picture on the first day? it looked pretty amazing with the high def feed in the store which impressed me since most of the plasmas I've seen there look either oversharpened or noisy. Oh, and it says there's a 'built in pedestal' stand. Can I sit this on the same coffee table type stand I'm using for my 60" Sony? Any recommendations for stands? Thanks! Marc.