Plasma Televisions I find it somewhat incongruous that many of the plasma televisions, on yachts, are left out in the open in what is otherwise a carefully crafted environment. Even at the office where the television is used mostly for video conferencing and computer generated discussion materials, the display is hidden when not in use. http://www.vutec.com/artscreen/ As to overall sound quality. I think that it does matter to many people. Most of us just are not aware of what level of performance is available. I've "disposed" of a number of phones because everyone either sounded as if they were in an echo chamber or had one of their "jewels" clamped in a vice. IT finally put in a phone system that let's people's voices actually sound human. Recall being rather amused when I saw a rack of amplifiers in the equipment room with rows of vacuum tubes on them. Seemed a bit strange seeing that technology surrounded by racks of computers and other modern devices. When I asked about it I was told that the tube equipment was the solution to my complaints about the tinny sounding voices. Whatever works, I suppose.