I originally bought a Samsung PS50Q97HDX but was so disappointed I sent it back. The Philips is in a different league and is a winner. I am only talking about picture quality here, sound is crap but I use theatre surround so not a problem, the remote has to be seen to believed, totally cheap nasty garbage. But the important point is the image quality and this far out ways any other misgivings. I was amazed at the difference between this display and the Samsung. The image is virtually artefact free, unlike the Samsung which was like watching a piece of cubist art! As I have hundreds of DVDs which I have no intention of replacing for Blue Ray, this Plasma fits the bill. It has progressive scan and 1080i signal, none of which the Samsung has. This all adds to the quality. I would highly recommend this display for the price. So turn the lights off, crank up the volume and experience the nearest thing to cinema, fantastic kit.