Took the plunge, looked around, read lots of forum posts and after careful consideration, went for the Panny 52. Paid £1090 @ electricaldiscountuk which I think is not a bad price. Maybe not the cheapest on the web, but I've bought things from these guys before and have always been very satified with the delivery and service. Considered the 500 and the Sony V32. Sony looks really nice, but the scrooge in me decided to save the £400, so I'm going to put that towards a dvd cinema surround (when one with HDMI is available). So, roll on the weekend and let battle commence! He're hoping that it lives up to my expectations!