I went to look at the Pan 42" and Pio 43" yesterday. Very impressive. I took my R1 Fifth Element and everything said by the people here was true. The Panasonic was superb on component. God knows what it would like with a VGA-fed HTPC setup. Then the guy says "we also have a 50" on demo, do you want to see it?" So I did. Oh dear.... it was bloody incredible, a Pan TH-50PHW30 (I think that's right). So know I'm doing the numbers on my cash position I've made a 50" template and a 42" template from newspaper to see how they would look on my wall. Question: If I use an AV amp for all the inputs etc, do I have to select both video source on the screen AND audio source on the amp? OK for me, but for rest of the family this would cease to be "easy" to use and could be confusing. I know there is audio out on the screen, but only 2 channel. Hasanyone been up this path? I haven't seen a thread on it before. Thanks.