with Sky HD... one word, awesome!!! Previously had a 42 panny panel, moved over to a plasma TV for reasons of the cost and the HD compatibility. Now i loved the picture on my panel, no picture burn at all over 4 years ... but this model is a beauty with HD, even without HD it has amazing PQ.. Sound is outputted to 6.1 system, but have used the tv's sound for basic TV. all in all for 1600 ukp this is the nuts. bought an alphasonic stand to house the other kit.