On 7-5, my wife and i drove to atlanta and bought a panasonic plasma, 50 inch using the 332 dollar gift card from rooms to go for buying a mattress set.the total price was 850 bucks, down from 899 because they were out of stock on one we had chosen.
Love the 50 in. panny in the bedroom,just as much as the pz700u panny we have had in the living room for several years.
Watched Rango on a 100 dollar blu ray player, and it was stunning, as is the pq on the better direct channels, example;deadliest catch episode, sig hanson in pitch black captains chair area, to his side a window with huge blizzard, large snow flakes flying by horizontally, between the deep black with great detail, the captains upper bdy, and beyond him the bright white snow flying by, well let me just say, my wife and i just stopped our conversation and stared, it was that dramatic and realistic.
Its not quite up to par with the 700 on lower quality channels and a little lacking on some skin tones, but well within tolerable levels.
WELL, while typing questions a few minutes ago in the vintage speaker section of club polk, a brandsmart comm. came on, sorta tilted my head to the tv, and there was our tv for 599, down from our 850.
long story short, we are about to drive back to atl, right now because the markdown is in response to a competitors price, and might be gone tomorrow.
We will be taking a store credit, buying a kitchenaid mixer because i am not fat enough, an lg bluray so we no longer have to haul the lr player to br, and at least one concert br, probably david gilmour flavor.
If you are even remotely thinking of a tv and there is a brandsmart close to you or this is available, i would recommend highly at this price, not the very finest but a damn nice tv, especially at this price.