We own a Panasonic 50" plasma for 9 years, gave to a friend, had no problem with it, picture was great, bad part, was old, 690 watts, ran hot, lucky we have air-conditioning, screen would be 118 degrees. Looked great on our wall. Saw the LG, read a lot of reviews, lot of 4-5 likes. Very few dislikes, but matter of preferences, it met our preferences. Keep in mind, had to move our wall bracket 10-11" lower because the LG screen is 19" higher from the electronic hardware parts, were the TV bracket mounts. Got it mounted, looks fantastic, one thing we already knew, had to use a digital optical wire for our Bose 535 lifestyle sound system. Sound sound super with our LG. We did some tweaking in the set up picture mode, and more, used Rting's calibration web site for some ideas. My laptop looks great for some light gaming looks great! Now for the best part for us, PRICE! Video Only beat everyone so for $2799.99 and their warranty $139.00 for 5 years. 60.00 set up and delivery. That's it for now! Love our LG! When kicking in a 4K program too! Used YouTube for some 4k's streaming, Fantastic!