I just purchased this Samsung 43" Plasma for my mothers bedroom which is pretty dark. I'm very pleased with it so far. At home I have two Pioneer Plasmas, 1-50" 720P (PDP-5080HD) & 1-60" 1080P (PDP-6020FP) I must admit, For the coin it's a steal. Best Buy has it on sale this week for $349.99 I remember a few years back I went shopping for a 50" plasma & purchased the Samsung FTP-5084 (50" 1080P) & the picture was outstanding, but had to return two of them that had issues within 30 days (bad QC overall) I decided to buy the Pioneer (720P) instead & I'm glad it did. Seems like Samsung has gotten their QC in order as of late. Not one dead pixel so far & I'm super pleased with depth of the video settings menu. I tweaked the video settings based on some of you that posted on this thread (Thank You all BTW) Also the internal speakers aren't that bad at all. I would like to mention, I'm using a Comcast HD box with a HDMI cable & Antenna's Direct "Micron R" indoor antenna & she is picking up a decent amount of OTA channels. Seems like the OTA tuner I pretty strong. I hope that Plasmas will continue to be manufactured, but with Panasonic dropping-out, my bet is Samsung & LG will follow as well.