Well, I had an Hitachi PD5200H on order until Wednesday this week when I saw one hooked up to a DVD player in Comet. Hope this doesn't cause flames (sure it will though ) but I changed the order because I felt there was too much banding on faces during motion on DVD. It could be that this was due to low bit-rate (it was an extra feature on the Little Stuart DVD) but I wasn't prepared to chance it given the sums of money involved, so.. I plumped for the JVC PD-42DX6 instead. It's a few hundred quid more than the Hitachi, but was prepared to pay for a (perhaps!) a better picture. TV arrived today, managed to get it onto a stand with a herculean effort ! (Think olympic powerlifters ), switched on and the immediate picture on Sky through RGB was very watchable. A few tweaks later (reduce brightness, contrast and so on) and the picture is great. No banding so far, contrast is good, no greeny blacks or noise.. Quick look at a Star Wars (AOTC) DVD through RGB standard def shows a superb picture. I will give it a futher shakedown tonight when the sun has gone down (lose the reflections on the screen !). Analogue picture is good, channel 4 has great reception ; cricket is better on here than on sky due to mpeg compression artifacts that are just visible. So far a very happy plasma viewer ! Martin ps. bear in mind this is my first plasma, and that although I think the JVC is great so far, the Hitachi may have been just as good given the chance ! The equivalent Panasonics and Pioneers are more expensive..