After months waiting for the new Pioneers and Panasonics, I decided finally to buy a RPTV. I am very pleased with the result. I would encourage those of you who are considering buying a plasma to take a look at RPTVs before making up your minds. I bought a Thomson 52" screen (JW642S) with 100Hz, Hi Pix, progressive scan and component video - all for 2500 euros. The saturation and vibrancy of the colours can be overpowering. Coupled with a Philips 963SA DVD player giving me progressive scan and component video output, I have top-class home cinema. For 3000 euros I have a combination which is as good if not better than many plasmas I have viewed over the past six months. It is a pity that RPTVs are so badly presented in shops (you need to sit in front of them, rather than look down at them). I think that if people could see them at their best they would be less attracted to plasma.