I own a Hitachi 42pd5200 and am ready to upgrade it. I have read endless reviews on pioneer and panasonic plasmas on worldwide review sites. According to many reviews, Panasonic seems to have the edge in terms of black level, contrast, lowest levels of false contouring, greyscale levels and hardly any scaling artifacts. Are these reviews accurate? I have read reviews from U.S sites and they seem to think Alis panels have decent black/contrast levels [not good or great] and are prone to false contouring and scaling artifacts such as purple patches in dark areas, dark grey/black. I have to be honest and say that you can get a great picture from the hitachi with well encoded discs and decent blacks but scaling artifacts are present occasionaly and false contouring [lack of greyscale gradations?]. What would anyone reccommmed on this forum as a great upgrade from my Hitachi 42pd5200 that meets the standards or gets close to crt picture quality out plasma or Dlp sets currently available.