That sounds like a very good TV at a very nice price. Wish I had the coin to pull the trigger at the moment.
I know SniperX, a professional in the business-and seems to be wired tight on this stuff, is a proponent of Panasonic Plasmas. He prefers the professional grade stuff- but is still very positive for the consumer grade Panasonics. From my own reading of those above posted threads it seems like, for me, plasma is the way to go when I go big...(I currently have a 32"LCD Vizio and a 34" Conventional Tube HD Panasonic) Good LCD's are "almost as good" for sports and motion as Plasmas... Kind of like Lexus, Audi etc want to be "almost as good driver's cars as a BMW 3 series.
Just don't mention Sony around him.