As a break from the information requests I thought I'd post some observations on 2½ years of plasma ownership. Take from this what you will... * I bought my Panny series 5 42 inch plasma in Nov 2002. It is accompanied by a JS Tech RGB->VGA convertor, a very middle of the road Sony all-in-one system and SKY+. * My initial worries (we all have them) were about lip sync and screen burn. * The Screen burn paranoia receeded after 2 months and now I have a healthy respect for turning off the screen when not in use, but I am not obsessed. I've never had a screen burn issue and I have two kids who watch cartoon network for hours on end. * The Lip sync issue subsided after 3 (slightly obsessive) months, and these days I barely notice sync errors though if I do, I know it's bad transmissions c/o the broadcaster * After all this time I finally got the screen wall mounted and it looks beautiful (pedestal for sale in the classified's) * I give out a little love to my screen every day - now it's wall mounted it's every hour. * Secretly my wife likes having a plasma. She's just never told me in person. * I still watch DVDs and get excited about the picture quality. If you are a potential newbie, relax, take a deep breathe and purchase. If you are an owner... respect.