Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought all plasmas were glossy.
Yes, they have a sheet of glass in front of the screen so you get an almost mirror image when the lighting in the room is bright. It's the only caveat of plasma. I was going to get this one last time but it had sold out before I could. My local Fry's had the LG 60PA5500 for $699. so I opted for it. (BTW it is again on sale today only, at my local store http://www.frys.com/product/70625...ate:012713
). In comparision the only difference I see is LG has 3 HDMIs and the Panny 2 HDMIs and a SDXC card slot. I must add I replaced a 42" panny from 2007 and it was still going strong.