I am looking for some impartial advice on which of these Plasma monitors to consider. I am new to the whole concept. The retailer (home cinema installer) will do either but recommends the Pioneer even though the Panasonic has better contrast. From what I see in the forums the panasonic gets goos reviews. Question is which is the more reliable of the two. Pioneer also offers on-site repairs. The specific question I have is: 1. Is the panasonic technology a more advanced (later) version? 2. Does the extra resolution of the Panasonic tranlate into a better picture. 3. The brightness of the Panasonic is less than the Pioneer - does this make it less suitable for a daylight environment. I guess I cannot go wrong with either but would not like to feel that the retailer is steering me into a product that will be replaced soon.