I bought this Tohiba LCD after buying a plasma of another brand, because the plasma suffered greatly from image burn. This Toshiba LCD doesn't have that problem, and the picture is every bit as crisp and clear. I used to think you just couldn't get as good an image from an LCD, and this television changed my mind! I can't say enough about the picture quality, but there are other great features about this TV that really set it apart. The general layout of the tv is great. Nothing gets in the way of the picture and nothing is crowded up. The noise reduction actually works, the on screen menus are easy to navigate, and unlike some of my others, it only weighs about 90 pounds. This is a big deal for someone like me, who changes up my "entertainment room" often. With 1080p supported resolution, HDMI, Colorstream Component Video Input, Cinespeed and all the popular connector types, I can't find a reason given the great picture quality, that ANYONE would need to go with a plasma! Save your money and be a lot happier, buy this TOSHIBA!