Three things to remember
1. Do not not place any TV right above the fireplace. Give it at least 5 ft.
2. Watch the contrast. They set the contrast at 100% to look good in the retail store.
3. Dust the top back (where the air holes are) and clean the screen once a month. Never, never, never spray any cleaner on the screen. Get a good cleaning kit at your local Electrontic store.
I have a Philips three years old and it looks as good as when I set it up.
Yeah I was supprised the manual for my pany plasma said a clean [ I use microfiber] dry cloth to just "Dust" the screen. If you absolutely have to go beyond that, super-dilute dish soap [ like 1/50 ratio] wring the cloth dry and wipe. Since these don't attract the dirt like the old crt's, I've not found the need to go beyond a gentle dusting.
always good to hear a post back after a purchase.
Hope your samy stays healthy!