Just to let you know it is a beautiful TV. I actually have the lower model built around the same time and the Pioneers blow away Panasonic. Just bought a new Panasonic P65VT50 and it is next to my 43" Pioneer. The Pioneer is sharper and brighter. Why is that? Brighter, I some what get being smaller, but sharper too? I am about to pack-up the Panasonic and take it back.
What a pathetic state of Plasma's that my 9 year old Pioneer looks better then a New VT50. Tested Blu-Ray movies on both.
Just in case anyone wondering Pioneer pdp-434pu lower left, Panasonic P65VT50 top