Stupid question probably, but I'm in a quandry at the moment and my head hurts. It's the usual story... I want a Big screen - The wife wants as small as possible at least not larger than the Sony 32" we have. So, I thought the Toshiba 36ZP18Q fit the bill quite nicely it's as small as a 32". In fact I measured it at Comet and the size was almost identical (width & depth). So I was all set and ready to order from one of the online stores... Or so I thought... I had the misfortune of finding these forums and my head is now starting to hurt! (Actually I'm glad I did as I'm learning quite a lot from reading the posts here). I understand now, from reading various posts about the Tosh, that there are a number of 'issues' with it. I know a number of you have gone through 2 or even 3 TV's until you were happy!Couple this with using online retailers (with crappy CS, and I have experience of one such Leeds based one, who's name begins with 'Empire')) I'm sort of put off a bit. However, I also visited the RicherSounds site to have a look at the cheap Plasma's they're selling (ie. Samsung PS42P2S for £2K and the LG). So, I thought maybe I could stretch my budget to 2K. Especially, because when I took the missus to Comet to have a look at the Toshiba, she quite liked the idea of a Plasma, but not for the £3K they were doing them for (albeit with the tuner, etc)! Now, obviously this is subjective but I would like peoples opinions on whether I should go for a CRT based solution (ie. The Tosh 36") or the Plasma. I take it at this price you can't expect much from the Samsung / LG. To be honest I was all set on buying the bloomin' thing up until yesterday, when my brother (who works as a broadcast engineer) told me to steer well clear from both the Samsung and the LG MZ-42PZ17 and stick with the Toshiba TV, as I'd be much happier. But my hearts now set on a 42" Plasma! So what do people think? I know this kind of thing is down to individual taste and I won't blame anyone for any mistake I make, but just wanted to hear from people who have either and what they would do! If there are any Samsung/LG plasma owners I'd like to hear their opinions of the units. By the way, are these Samsungs from RS used or brand new? I'll check with them on Saturday when I pop in, but my bruv seems to think they're used models being palmed off as brand new. Anyway, any help or abuse would be much appreciated. Be nice though, it's my first time in these forums! By the way, I'll be connecting this up to a Sky Digibox (Panasonic), Pioneer 545 DVD, Pioneer VSX-C300 DTS and Toshiba V852 VCR). Cheers, Taz. PS. I'm off now to Currys / Comet (armed with a couple of DVD's)to have another close look at the Plasmas just to see how they compare to the much better Pana they have.