got mine last night set it up and for under £1300 i think its great. so far havent had any banding or posterization. the pictures lovely and crisp (even though i am only sitting 8 feet away) and the unit itself is much better quality than i expected. an excellent first level plasma. the only thing so far that i can say i dont like is the buzzing when there is a lot of white on the screen, but i understand this is normal and should reduce with use (either that or i will get used to it). would definately recommend it to anyone on a budget who cant afford a PANASONIC and the dozens of extras it needs.