Best price was $1249 and that on sale. My old Samsung plasma R4252C packed it in yesterday. Now the old Samy is a 720P and the new Pany is 1080P. After one day of playing around with the Pany there is NO way I can say this has a better HD pic than my old 720P Samy. Right now I am leaning toward the old 720P having a better pic. Time will tell. Was amazed at the weight differance....the old 42" Samy was 30 lbs heavier than the new larger Pany........Neither one of them have been calibrated and to my laymans eyes and friends eyes the old Samy looked superb. I'm just saying that right now the extra 4-5 hundred $ I payed because it is a 1080P instead of the 720P could have been a waste of money. I'm wondering how the old 720Ps would compare to the new ones? I'm betting the old 720Ps would outperform the new 720ps because the companys made them that way so they could charge more for the so called 1080Ps?........thoughts?