I have been in the process of buying an LCD TV for the last 18 months and have always put it off in the hope that prices will come down. There are a lot of cheap (less well-known brand) TVs out there that appear to do a good job, but there are, obviously, compromises usually in terms of picture and sound quality.
As a previous reviewer stated, the recent Which? review placed Panasonic as the best LCD TV manufacturer and, in the full online article, this TV was one of the highest scorers beating many higher priced models. At the time, Amazon were offering this model at a pretty amazing £495 delivered so I decided to take the plunge (I notice it has gone up a bit).
Even with the free delivery, it arrived within 3 days of ordering (thanks!) and I must admit to being a bit shocked at the size of it! We are used to a smaller TV and live in a cottage ...
Within fifteen minutes, I had set it up without any problems. The built-in Freeview tuner was better than our expensive set-top box (the signal here is appalling). The picture is truly impressive and the remote is easy to use (once you get used to the Panasonic layout). The sound is much better than I expected (this is one of the compromises - it doesn't have Panasonic's upgraded sound system).
Now, I just need to get a DVD player with HD upscaling so that all my DVDs can be revitalised!