There is definitely slight glare but not nearly as bad as other plasmas I have seen. The set gets warm up top in the back but seems to have larger vent holes in back for the electronics than I have seen on other panels. The front seems ok not much heat. The overall picture quality great so far with the defaults in movie mode. I am very happy so far. No regrets. I would of loved to go larger but I think I will save for a projector.