I'm very happy with the panny , except a minor but annoying limitation on the picture aspect. It offers a selection of auto/wide/14:?/4:3, but when viewing 4:3 tv pictures there isn't a strech/zoom mix (called "smart" by sony and "super wide" by phillips). Also using the 14 setting, which is a partial zoom, there's no opportunity to zoom up or down. This flexibility is standard on wide CRT sets that i have used - Is it not usual om plasmas (or even LCD), or is it just my model ??? I know that 4:3 tv isn't that common anymore, but it is still used on formula 1 and NFL in the Uk (plus fairly recent US dramas) and i find that streching a 4:3 picture over the whole screen too weird. And now that i have noticed it once i notice it always... I'm not thinking of changing because of this, but i am advising others, including my dad (and this is where the gadget contest is most important ).