Hi All! First time poster, long term lurker! My Dear Mother's trusty Hitachi plasma from 2003 finally gave up the ghost today. Plugged it in: nothing. Changed fuse: nothing. I thought 9 years was a good innings for a 42PD5000 series so I've encouraged her to buy a new one rather than spend the price of a good LCD or LED panel on an expensive repair of the psu/mobo/flux capacitor/whatever-internal-component-it-was-that-died. It was a dinosaur anyway that lacked HDMI ports. What Mum Likes: wall mounts good, large screen (42" min - 45" max due to space constraints) clear, bright picture (not neccessarily HD) good sound Her dusty old Virgin Cable box What Mum Isn't Fussed About: 3D Sport IP/Smart (I've wired her up with an Acer Revo HTPC for that) Built-in Freeview (she's a longtime Virgin subscriber) What I Think Mum Needs: 3 HDMI ports minimum (for Acer + BluRay + poss Virgin upgrade) 720 HD at the very least ??? Our spending limit is £1000. Basically we'll pay money for good sound and picture, but not gimmicks or insanely pointless connectivity. Regardless, the choice is bewildering, so I'll be grateful for any recommendations from the AVForums Televisual Hivemind! Thanks in advance!