Panasonic is still numero one in plasma TV shipments here in the States, but that might be changing right in front of our eyes. Samsung is claiming that they, leader in everything LCD, was the leader in plasma shipments to the good 'ol US of A during the first two weeks of March. While this may seem insignificant from an innocent bystander, that fancy 50-inch Panasonic plasma might be getting a price cut real soon. Panasonic has been the leader here for a long time and we doubt they want to loss that title, so a little price cut is a great way to stir up some sales. To be totally honest, we could care less who is beating who by what percent, we just want lower cost HDTVs - and there is nothing wrong with that.