Plasma picture is the lowest quality of all current display technologies. View a dlp, lcd, lcos, and see for yourself. The only benefit of a plasma is the depth, nothing more. It's likely the most unreliable as well. Yours could last 10 years, or 10 months (as with any electronic device). I sold them when they first came out on the market, and personally I will not buy one for at least a few more years to get the price down and improve on the techology.