Firstly, hello from a new member! Great forum, which you have all contributed too! Well, after trawling the forums for a few weeks researching my impending purchase I thought I would sign up and post a thread to see if you guys can guide me. Im a little fed up with differing salesman opinions in various high street superstores and specialist AV shops with regards to a HD Ready Plasma TV. The set is due to grace the wall of my newly decorated lounge and Im looking to buy within the next couple of weeks. At first I thought it was simple, Panasonic PV500 but after having it demod to me against a Pioneer 435XDE I was convinced that the Pioneer was the set to go for, the colours on the Pioneer set looked better and running in HD mode IMO the picture was sharper. After a bit more research discovered that the 436XDE was out soon and should offer a significant improvement over the 435 but to be honest will it? Now I was in Comet at the weekend and the new Hitachi 42 Plasma was on demo, in HD mode of course and it looked great and has the significant benefit of being cheaper. Choices Choices Choices Ive got up to £2800 to spend, I want to wall mount it, no bigger than 43, I want it to be HD Ready and I want to be able to use my laptop to surf the web on it. Those are my requirement should I wait for the 436XDE, stump for the Panasonic consider the Hitachi or go for something completely different? Many Thanks In Advance!