Hello all, I'm looking at the Hitachi 42PD5300 / 42PD5200 series tv's and comparing them to the equivilent Pioneers. Have been and seen the picture of the Hitachi's and it seems to be very sharp. I have also seen the Pio and these are realy sharp too. However I have not seen them back to back to comparre them. On paper they seems tto be similar but the Pioneer that seems to be around 900 GPB extra. These are the specs I have found for these TV's so far: Hitachi: Size: 42 Res: 1024 x 1024 [Better] Contrast: 1000 : 1 [Worse] Brightness: 1100 [Same] Pio: Size:43 Res: 1024 x 768 [Worse] Contrast: 1200 : 1 [Better] Brightness: 1100 [Same] I'm keen to get something that is slightly future proof. I'm looking to hang onto the unit for 3-4 years and and sure that HDTV will be usefull to have. I'm going to be running the unit using XBox and Sky+ to start with. I'm favoring the Pio / Hitachi 5300 as they have just a single cable to the TV, making building into a wall easier. My first question would be is the price difference between the Pioneer 43 XDE and the 42PD5300 justifiable? I have read elsewhere that the Hitachi 5200 is better than the 5300 as it has better connnections on the back for HDTV etc. is this true as it is also cheeper! Thanks in advance.