I've had a Panasonic plasma for 10 years, and thought the lack of anti-glare filter on the UT50 was overrated. How could it be worse than my old plasma? But in fact it was. Beautiful picture at night with the lights out, but trying to watch in the daytime, or with the lights on behind it, and there was mirror-like glare, especially in dark scenes.
I ended up returning the UT50 and getting an ST50. If you cannot control the light in your viewing environment, you might want to skip the UT50 and get at least an ST50
Thanks a lot. Appreciate the insight. I had a feeling, especially since even my Samsung LCD from around 5 years ago had some glare in my super bright room.