Hi all. I'm really sorry to ask this as I reckon you lot must have answered this question a thousand times by now, but I need help before I go mad! I'm brand spanking new to all this plasma malarky but as I've just bought my first flat the first thing I want to buy is obviously a big tv! (I also need sofas, a fridge and a bed, but i have to get my priorities right)! I've tried to read some of the past threads on here but its all a bunch of gibberish to me! I don't even understand half (if not all) the abbreviations! I'm so confused! Here is my question, I'd like a 42" plasma, but i'm on a VERY tight budget as I need to buy everything else in the flat too. Can someone advise me IN PLAIN ENGLISH what I should go for? From previous threads it seems the Panasonic PW6/7 is fave, but to be perfectly honest it's a little out of my price range at the moment. I have seen the Philips 42PF9946 for £1049.99 so this is looking awfully good! What else do i need? I see a lot of talk about tuners and boards, what are these and why do i need them? I (stupidly) assumed you just unpack the screen and plug it in like a normal TV! I will be using the TV with sky, a PS2, and a DVD player. I was also thinking of getting a 5.1 surround sound home cinema system too. (thats the washing machine out the window)! Is there anything available thats just 'plug and play' that i could connect all my goodies too? I suppose if i buy an airbed and sleeping bag i could stretch my budget to the panasonic, but is it worth the extra £1000? Answers on a postcard please, (no tech speak)! Thank you all.