I am puzzled by the amount of critical comments about ALIS panels as made by Hitachi/Fujitsu. Are they based on facts or just bias? ALIS panels have received rave reviews in HCC, What Video etc. won awards etc. I bought a Hitachi based on comparative viewing but many of the local gurus on this forum and more particularly on the American AVS forum dismiss ALIS completely -why? Reasons I have seen is noise from fans but not all ALIS screens have fans, & noisy power supplies but this seem to apply equally to the Panasonics according to other posts and seem down to luck or sensitivity. Few talk about picture quality. According to the specs the screen resolution of 1024 by 1024 is the highest currently available so pixel size is smaller. Accepted the contrast ratio is less than the fabled Panasonic but it is still acceptable at 1000:1. Also it is an interlaced display system but I see no mention of flicker from users. What are other people's views?