After that wierd thread that appeared yesterday from 2002 with someone asking if it was the right time to buy, it suddenly occured to me that I actually have that question right now, and some thoughts on the matter, and would be very interested in peoples opinions, especially those of insiders (i.e. Panasonic dealers). Here's my situation. I know what I want, i.e. a 7 series panasonic 42" panel in black (charcoal), which means that I need the 42PWD7 (not the 42PW7 which I understand is no longer being supplied by Panny anyway). I have a budget of £1,400 for this plus the JS Scart -> VGA converter which means, from what I've seen, that I can't get it for my budget right now. If I really had to have it today then I could revise my budget but I prefer not to. What is keeping me out of the market for another few months is that I've seen some of the provisional listing of the new Panasonic HD models on web sites for pretty much the same money as the current Viera models are going for. It just seems to me that once this new stuff starts shipping that this will knock down the prices of the existing 7 series stuff. What do the insiders think? What do you expect to happen to the prices of the 42PWD panels over the next 6 months? - Julian P.S. The closest I can see to my budget right now is the AV sales offer of £1,514 delivered for panel + stand. If I could persuade them to unbundle the stand that I would guess that's very slightly over £1,400 for the panel alone. I only need about another 10% drop for it to fall within my budget. If anyone knows of a better offer then I'd be interested to hear about it.