I was hoping for a bit of mind share from people who've been there and done it. I've been after a plasma for a longggggg time and have finally got the spondoolies to get one, however before making this life changing decision I wanted some advice so I don't make a terrible decision. I have a contact who can get me the new Sony KE-42M1 for a price of about £1800 but I don't know enough about them. My bro has got the Pioneer PDP-434HDE and it's lovely but just over 3k. If you had between 2k and 3k to spend then what would you get? I then need to look at getting a decent home cinema surround sound system and new DVD player... Any help would be most welcome!