The Panny 50px60u is similar in price to the Sammy 5053.
One of the most objective and trusted reviewers, CNET, writes:
"While the Samsung HP-S5053's picture doesn't rank among the best of the 50-inch plasmas we've reviewed, its sweet style and scads of inputs help it compete...Prevalent artifacts and video noise, especially in dark scenes; subpar standard-def processing"
CNET's editor rates the Panny 60u among the top performers, with "very good black level, accurate color, good detail, very little video noise, and very little false contouring."
The satisfaction from a set should come from its amazing picture quality, and reliability. Exterior styling is for this guy