Hi all again, thanks for all the advice. Based on it I have decided to go for a plasma. Both of the above models appeal to me as they have tuners and speakers built in. The panny comes in at about £2950 and the Hitachi is around the £2400 mark. I am concerned about the Hitachi 'buzz' issue. Also The Hitachi comes with a desk stand and i don't intend to wall mount the TV. (small issue I know) Also according to the specs the Hitachi runs at 1024x1000 while the Panny runs at 852x480. Will this make a difference to PQ? Has anyone seen these running side by side and well callibrated? Ten p.s. The free DVD player on the DP5200 is another nice touch.