I have already posted some thoughts on this plasma but I had only had it a few days. I thought as I had a spair few minuets that I would try a more detailed review of my new toy. If any of you have looked at some of my previous posts you will find that, like a lot of others on these forums, I am a bit picky about picture quality. I have gone through a few televisons recently which have all , to various degrees, had problems. Sufacise to say that after much deliberation and searching on the forums That I decided to buy the Vierra plasma from panansonic. So far the Vierra has had 650 hours of viewing time. More than enough in my opinion to give a review on the product, so here goes. First of all why the Vierra and not a pw6/7 diplay panel, afterall the Vierra is basicly a pw6 with a few extra bells and whistles but at a great deal more money. Well I can tell you that i looked at both. The pw6 is a good product but you have to buy various input boards and external speakers if you want to watch it with out using an av amp. The vierra however comes with speakers 3 scart sockets a built in analoge and digital tuner plus componnet inputs for a dvd player with progresive scan. It also ,in my opinion looks good on a stand in my front room(in other words it is wife friendly ) The pw6 however does allow more picture tweaking and is more calibration friendly. It is also cheaper. I wont go to much in to which one is better, every ones opinion is different. Lets just say that as the missus is using the plasma as well I wanted some thing that could just be turned on and watched with out messing around with amps and inputs. The Vierra alows you to do this. There are three things I mainly wanted the plasma for. Sky digital , DVD playback and playstation 2 gaming. lets start with sky. Sky digital quality seems to variy quite a bit between channels .I also found that the picture can take on a slightly greenish tinge when watching a channel that is broadcasting with a low bitrate. On closer inspection however it would seem that it is not a green tinge but an effect on large patches of single colour and on peoples faces that I can only descibe as colour noise . This is where the colour seems to be moving with in the confines of the object it is displaying, the cheeks of some ones face for example or a large grey wall in the background of a scene. This does seem to be the fault of sky however as the picture with other inputs does not display these problems.Also now that the plasma has been adjusted using the digital video essentials dvd and once you are sitting at the correct viewing distace the picture from sky is watchable and on some channels allmost up to crt standards. Playstaion 2 gaming on the vierra via RGB is very good. I can also report that I have had no issues with screen burn from gaming either. Colours stay where they are supossed to with no smearing or lag in very fast movements which can occur in games. Now on to dvd. MY pioneer dvd757ai is capable of ntsc progressive scan. The Vierra is a progresive device as well. On switching between progresive on the dvd player and watching the standard image on the plasma I could see hardly any difference between them. Either the plasmas deinterlasser is very good or the dvd players is not up to much The picture in generall though is very good on both pal and ntsc images. On testing with the digital video essentials dvd test patterens for picture defenition and colour it would seem very good indeed and very nearly up to good crt standards. Also using the test patterens I have found that as with nearly all plasma the geomatry(straight lines) is spot on. Out of the box the overscan of the picture was on the 5% lines on both sides of the image. Not terrible by any means but I have since been able to adjust this problem and it is now also spot on. So to sum it all up, I am very pleased. With the Vierra there is no dreaded dirty screen effect no geomatry issues and no screen purity problems that i have had with previous televisions. Also once calibrated with the DVE disc it can give you an image that very good for dvd watching and gaming with sky only being let down by the way it is broadcasted but then plasma and sky digital have never been greta friends anyway Thanks for reading. My comments are my own and are not in any way representative of the opionons of others on these forums or the forum administration. David.