Hello all, great forum. Been quietly reading for a while now and feel a lot more informed then before I started. The only problem I have had is that I am from Australia and we seem to get different models or at least different model numbers. Anyway, I digress ... I've read a lot of you speak highly of the Panasonics but I cannot find the models you describe in our stores. All we get here is the TH-42PV30A http://panasonic.com.au/products/category.cfm?objectID=46 Here is the typical range of plasma screens in Australia ... http://csvav.com.au/plasma.htm There is also Samsung, LG, Pioneer, JVC, Loewe but these have not impressed me. I am trying to decide on a plasma. Checked out a few but I am struggling to decide on one although the Fujitsu does appeal (although pricey). Saw the Pioneer also but I think the Fuj has a nicer picture. I did see the 42 HD Hitachi in a store today but the colours were terrible (a lot of pink in the white and blue was dull) and both the Panasonic & Pioneer that were near it blew it away for PQ. I have read that the factory defaults are pretty bad on the Hitachi and need a lot of tweeking so perhaps they just didn't set it up properly. I can either buy a SD Fujitsu or the HITACHI 42PD7000MA HD screen ( http://csvav.com.au/hitachi_42pd7000ma.pdf ) for around the same price AU$5000. Has anyone seen or read anything about this model in action? Any other advice? Should I get the HD or stick with the SD ??? HEEEELP !!!