Bought my Panny 5 42 inch ( with the tuner PT600) about 2 months ago with a great discount because it was being replaced by the 6. Connected it to my Onkyo 797, Toshiba 520, Philips 963SA and XBOX all in progressive scan. The picture was stunning. TV via regular cable ( here in Holland ) was a disappointment. Lots of noise and flickering. But an upgrade to digital TV got rid of that all. TV picture is razor sharp. Noise is almost gone, but that is because the broadcast quality is still inferior to DVD. Flickering is now non-existent. At first I was in doubt about buying the 5 or the 6. But bearing in mind the price difference and the stunning quality I have now, I don't regret it a bit. This one will please us for years to come. ( That is if the kids will not destroy it ). With the money I saved I am planning to buy the new Philips RU970. Also a stunning piece of technology. Hope every 5 owner out there can share the joy.