Hi all I've been toying with buying a Panasonic 42 inch plasma for a while now, and having done much digging, I thought it would be a good idea to post some results here. The recent 'best buy' in What Video & TV and HCC will no doubt mean that more people get interested, so the fruits of my labours are given below. Perhaps if the pricing on these becomes more open, we will all get a little lower prices. In terms of consumer displays, there are three options: (1) Panasonic TH-42PW4B. This is the silver Panasonic model. Claimed 3000:1 contrast ratio, and brightness of 650 cd/m sq. (2) Panasonic TH-42PWD4. This is the charcoal grey Panasonic model. Claimed 3000:1 contrast ratio, and brightness of 650 cd/m sq. (3) Toshiba 42WP16. This is the Panasonic TH-42PW4B but redbadged. Links: http://www.panasonic.co.uk/nw/products/category.asp?c=PRE http://projectors.toshiba.co.uk/plasma/ There seems to be a lot of supply problems with option 1 at the moment, so the Toshiba option would appear to be sensible for those after silver. Pricing varies incredibly, and presents the usual toss-up between being able to see the plasma in action and having some good after sales care or having it at rock bottom prices.