Dear All, I currently have a Sony 32FX68, which admittedly I am very happy with. I have been tempted to buy a plasma for a while on the assumption that picture quality would be improved, and it would take up less space. I have read numerous threads on the group and quite frankly I am scared to death because it would seem that plasmas are fraught with danger. Consensus on this group seems to be that Panasonics are the best, but equally informed contributors come up with arguments that support other makes. Also the group gets in a terrible twist when trying to evaluate cost versus marginal improvement in performance. What I mean here is that if plasma A costs £1200 and plasma B costs £1600, then its worth paying 33% more for plasma B because of tangible reasons x, y, z. There also appears to be a lot of rich people here because talk of plasmas costing £2000 plus hardly registers on pulse rates. Many years ago I went through an audiophile phase and started spending lots of money on equipment in pursuit of the perfect sound, when really overall once you reach a certain threshold you are in the realms of diminishing returns for the money you shell out. The purpose of this ramble is to ask advisors whether I am looking for information in the wrong group because it is populated with visual purists that don't actually watch the broadcast because they are too busy looking for the faults. I am not being offensive here - I just find the contributions scary and would love to have some advice that says ..... compared with the television you currently have plasma X is a good entry level that you would notice an improvement in picture quality. If your budget could stretch to ..... then go for..... because ..... I know the information is free and I could just be told to go an sling my hook, but I know that people here genuinely want to be helpful bu t I am not sure the techy exchanges are.