The refinancing of my condo left me with a little more cash in my bank account than usual, plus I had a couple of Best Buy gift cards, so I decided to browse their selection of Panasonic plasma TVs to replace my 42". First store I went to had none, which I found rather odd. But the salesman was kind of an F-up (I don't think he appreciated my sarcastic comment when his computer froze so he started pressing the mouse button harder). Decided to check out a smaller BB near my home, and the guy informed me that Panasonic wasn't making plasma screens anymore. The only ones he had (and these were warehouse, not in-store stock) were a step up from what I had in mind. But since I now realized my window of opportunity was closing to get a Panasonic plasma, I plunked down the extra $$$ Long story short, a little research indicates that the salesman was being truthful; plasma TVs from Panasonic will be extinct after March of 2014, if not sooner. I find plasma displays to be the best for movie viewing, and Panasonic to be the most reliable brand. It will be a sad day when they're no longer available. If anyone likes plasmas like I do, you might want to grab one now before they're gone forever.