Before buying my Toshiba 50H82 I was very worried about the quality of the pic I would be getting. I researched all types of TV's and finally settled on the 50H82. What I have realized is that to most of us who are untrained most RPTV's made by good companies once calibrated (pioneer, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, Mits, etc) are all going to look very similar. The main difference is in the quality of the DVD you are watching. Put on The Fifth Element on any of these TV's and the pic quality will astound you. I was worried when I first watched some movies because the image was soft and grainy, then I threw on Fifth and Remember The Titans and From Hell and the pic was AWESOME! And I doubt there would be much variation to the naked eye if I had a Panny or a Mits or whatever. Sometimes in this hobby I think we read and worry too much.