excuse for not using search but the results are overwhelming. probably means i shouldn't be asking but oh well, here goes. the budget is £2k max. i need a 42" plasma, i have NTL and a NAD digital amp. it would be nice to not have to turn on the amp just to listen to the news or something so bear this in mind. NTL is a bit jerky sometimes too but haven't got it fixed due to unbearable wait on phone also i like games alot if this has any relevance. xbox. and also, i need a nice stand for it as i don't want to wallmount as i'm moving house eventually. i've seen some really nice stands recently but they look incorporated into the set. so what's good for me. the new lg and samsung sets are interesting but how do they compare with the price dropped panny and pioneer or whatever. i've scanned these forums for ages, the time is now coming to take action with my credit card.