I had heard so much bad stuff about this screen (coming from an LCD/LED) that I was ready to return this thing the moment it arrived. You can imagine my surprise when (1) it is totally silent, (2) there is virtually zero IR (only for like 2 seconds when the tv starts up and there's the panasonic splash screen) and (3) the picture is sublime, uniform, and rich. Gaming is fine, sports are fine. I really can't find a fault with this TV other than that (1) the color is a little dark (remedied by THX bright room or any other high-contrast setting, I've found) and (2) it doesn't play DIVX files (SERIOUSLY?!?!). Other than that, awesome.