I have just bought a Sony KLV23LM1S as my first LCD or Plasma TV and to say im over the moon is an understatement. The sound is beautiful and of course the picture is just soooo different. By the way im just a regular guy who know nothing about TVs etc but i am impressed. The mrs now wants one for downstairs and i spotted a 42 inch Sony tv with an in built stand thingy (not sure if lcd or plasma) in the shop i got the 23inch from (sorry i dont know the name of the model) and it was about £4000 but i reckon on it being nearer 3 on the net. Anyway we want to buy a BIIIIIG Tv for downstairs but we have been told that plasma ones go wrong and only last for a short time as this is likely to be on for quite a few hours a day. Is this correct? I suppose we wanna pay £3000 and for personal reasons we really need to get a tv fairly soon (dont ask ;-)) and i presume that Sony are a very very good make??? Can anybody help with my queries please and point us in the right direction as we want to buy a good one but want newer technology not old? Thankyou.