Firstly lets get a couple of things out of the way.
This is a standard definition (SD) plasma televsion and it does not have any HDMI ports.
BUT, the picture from this set is absolutely superb.
We have owned our set for about 5 years now and always been very happy with the picture quality.
We moved from a 28 inch (CRT) Sony TV and was a bit concerned that the picture quality was not goin to be as good as it, but we had no reason to be as it is crisp and sharp.
We currently have a V+ box plugged into the component input at 720P. This was previously a XBOX360 (at 720P) and the picture was amazing (don't ask me how but the picture looks loads better at 720P than at standard resolution, a lot sharper and brighter).
We also have a Wii, a Pioneer DV575 and a Vtech Vsmail console plugged inot the SCART inputs. Again the picture through all these is superb (obviously the Vtech console does not have a decent output so the picture is as expected).
The only thing I have noticed was sone Phospher lag whilst watching Sin City, but that is the only time have noticed something to criticise.
The Picture from the built in freeview also look superb.
The set looks really nice in our lounge. We did originally have it on an Alphason AD93/s stand, which looked amazing, but we now have it on a M&S TV stand (we had to buy a pedestal stand for the TV) and it still looks brilliant.
The remote is well laid out and easy to use and screen menus are easy to navigate and well laid out.
We have never had a problem with this TV and, currently, have no plans to upgrade to a HD set as this fits our purpose exactly.
Highly recommend this TV.