Hi to all. I have been waitng to buy a Plasma or LCD screen for the last 6 months and thought I had come to the point I was ready to buy. I have had my eye on the Panasonic th42pe30 with cab and the new model has just been released(th42pe50) I understand the quality of the images displayed are the same?? I know the card slot has gone and also a few changes in design. I do prefer the older model with the glass surround !! Now I have started to read about HD panasonics out now in 50" and soon to follow on the other models 42 pv and 37pv. I really only have a budget of £2000 and a dealer has offered me the th42-pe50 with stand and free recorder. Does anyone have any idea how much more the HD 42" model will be, will it be worth the extra. I watch sat tv and play dvd through my Panasonic hdd 160gb recorder and surround sound amp. My local dealer has told me that the PE30 will play hd television but will downgrade it. I must say that I watched normal tv on the Panasonic PE30 and also the top of the range Pioneer 43" hd model and had to say the panasonic looked better. I dont want to waste £2000 now only to find in 2 years time i will need to splash out again for a new HD model. The dealer has advised it will take 5 years plus for the UK to be running HD tv on all stations at no cost to the viewer. i wouldnt want to pay more money to SKY, so refused to get sky + and opted for the Panny 160 gb dvd recorder. Please can someone offer some advise before my wife kills me !!!!