Almost the opposite of what you normally see, i had a plasma but returned it and now waiting for an lcd to come up. I bought the new plasma last week, at this moment regarded as the best plasma around: the panasonic 37pa50e. I actually wanted to get the 37 inch sharp lcd, because of my very bright room, but got convinced by the salesman the contrast ratio of this panasonic was so high, daylight wouldn't bother it....boy was he wrong. The plasma reflected just as much as my old crt, and on top of that there were strange diagonal lines looking as if the glass was curbed (?!?). On top of that there was an audible buzz...which i later in the showroom noticed all plasma's had. Also the blacks weren't great, especially if you turned up brightness (which gave real great colours...but the blacks were like that of lcd) but it didn't bother me too much actually, so it won't bother me on a lcd i guess. So, now i've got around 1650 to spend, and i really want a 37 inch hd ready (so dvi/hdmi connection) lcd screen. They don't have a buzz, are great at daylight viewing (i love watching a dvd on saturday or sunday afternoon) and have real hd ready resolution. But at the moment there doesn't seem to be a screen that has all the things i want at the price i'm able to spend, what screen should i wait for? Saw the philips 9986 and it's wonderful, but way too expensive....the sharp doesn't have dvi/hdmi. Anything else coming our way that i should have a watch?