Absolutely not! I have the 50" Panasonic Viera plasma TV and it's the best picture I've ever seen. In fact it's rated behind only the Pioneer plasma which runs about 8,000! Unbelievable dark colors like blacks and reds, which is a huge factor in determining the color quality in the lighter colors. 3 HDMI inputs too. I'm looking for another for the my other room. Great choice!!