being a Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba and LG dealer I can tell you this is a smart choice for todays projo. In the last three years the Panasonic PT47" has sold more than any other TV in its category. We sold more of that TV than we did any 27" tube TV! It is a good bang for your buck and Pani stepped up to the plate for 2004 and added some looks to their cabinet that where definatly lacking in the past. They also stepped up and added auto converg. which was a big item for todays consumer. Even though these auto buttons are not what they are said to be, Panasonic's is the only one that also does adjust the green gun. Out of the box they are bright due to set up for floor display, this can easily be adjusted. I would highly recomend that anyone that has one of these sets get a service tech to come and do a service convergence and go over the fine grid of each section of the screen. It will drastically reduce shading and shadows that are common with any CRT projection TV and this is covered under Panasonic's warranty for the first year. Future shop best buy, and cosco buyers be aware: there is a drop in model for this TV that future shop has always had and it is cheaper but as usaul you get what you pay for! It is usually a drop in exclusive model that will be lacking a screen protector and also is lacking two speakers that that standard model has. They make this special for these dealers and I would suggest spending the extra money (screen protector is valued about 200 bucks) the actual two screens that are behind it are from 6 to 800 bucks if you reck it.
Over all This TV Rocks once set up to perform, feed it with HDTV and progressive scan DVD and you have a great set up for a really good price.