Hi alll. New to forum. Can I please have opinions? Have done considerable research into new plasma and HD. Seems the Panny 500 series is the one to beat (though interested to hear why the Hitachi with greater number of pixels less profiled). However, approx £2.2k + 300 for new HD sky plus box + extra subscription levy for HD + new HD DVD in due course + premium cost of HD discs when become available etc etc. Maybe extra £2.5k over the Panny 42PE50 which gets a great write up in recent mag. Is it REALLY worth the difference? has anyone been luck enough to see the two side by side with one displaying HD and the other not but showing the same images? Just beginning to wonder whether now really is a bad time to invest in HD. Thank you for your thoughts and comments.