As a few people have mentioned stock delays I though you may be interested to hear that a couple of weeks ago I ordered a C42PD3000 from Internet TVsDirect.co.uk. They initially accepted the order, telling me that there would be a delay of a month or two. This was no problem as I was happy to wait for what I hope is going to be a cracking plasma. Last week they phoned to say that Hitachi are discontinuing the model, and then proceeded to offer me a substitute! The guy at ITD did confirm that he had spoken to Hitachi directly about this. I have contacted Hitachi for confirmation, but I have yet to receive a reply. After a bit of time searching the web I did manage to order the plasma at LapTopShops.co.uk and am happy to report that the tv is on its way to me. Was ITD pulling a fast one? I'm not sure, but you may want to confirm that everything is okay with whoever is supplying your tv.