Now dont get me wrong - I love my Barco , well all 6 of them actually! However I do also like a good plasma too... NOW loads of people will tell you how good a pioneer is, their last 50" was not that good, HOWEVER the new 506 - WOW heres a great story...... Its bright really bright I mean wow! BRIGHT Did I mention how bright it is....... SO we get a couple in for demo Pioneer will have a major recall on their hands within the next few days im sure! SO BRIGHT IT IS that if you leave the internal DVD menu screen on for 30 minutes - the screen is burnt! (internal dvd version) FOREVER Watch national geographic for 2 ish hours and oh look the same BURNT FOREVER..... now someones gonna get burnt fingers! so as im a crt lover I just thought for anyone who is considering one - go burn yer money! Sad thing is Pioneer from the start were the only 4:3 format plasmas and fantastic quality - now look.... I would post this in the plasma forum but to be honest I cant be bothered to hear people tell me other wise who to be honest wont have seen it for their own eyes and just believe all they read in a write up where the author gets the products for FREE evaluation...... Rant over.