Hi all I am new to the forum, but I'd like to think I will be able to hang about for a wee bit. So here's my dilemma. I will be buying a ~40" panel in the near future. I don't really have a specific time as to when, and although my budget isn't unlimited, I am able to stretch should I need to, in order to get something really worthwhile. £600-£650 for a TV is what I have in mind. Currently, my plan is to buy a Blu Ray player and watch Blu Ray films. To the best of my knowledge, Blu Ray films are all 1080p in resolution. So I need a TV to suit it. The player is far from decided, as I want to find a panel first. (speaking of which, players need to be update proof, right?) So I know that 1080p would be nice, but at the same time, I am not going to get hung up on the resolution. 24p, 100Hz and real contrast are a much bigger deal to me. I am a glutton for quality. My main uses will be my laptop using an HDMI connection to play back 720p films, SD television through freeview, Nintendo Wii and grabbing a Blu Ray player too, as I anticipate birthdays and xmas gifts being Blu Ray films all over. But with a healthy investment, part of me wants to make sure I am future proofing. My plans are to invest in a receiver and add my floor standers in the future, as well as some rears and a centre speaker, to ensure I have a full cinema setup. So obviously, all things point to a 40"/42" plasma 720p screen. Yet part of me wonders if aiming for 1080p would be a sensible choice going forwards. Another part of me doesn't understand how a 1024x768 plasma panel works in widescreen format, without looking strange, not to mention the alleged 'burn' that you so often hear about. I'm going to head into John Lewis tomorrow to have a look at various panels and see if I can visually see 1080p/720p differences and to see how bad SD TV looks on LCD compared to plasma, but in the meantime, all input is very welcome. Sorry for the long post, but I really need some solid and sound advice, so I don't cóck things up. Many thanks in advance!