Hi all. First posting and i need help. I am finally taking the plunge and upgrading to a larger screen tv. I don't need pc connectivity or freeview as I cant pick anything up where I live. I originally thought about lcd and in particular the 40 inch Sony Bravia and the Samsung M61. Having viewed them next to some plasmas in my local electrical shop, I decided firstly that the screen size was just a little smaller than I wanted and secondly that the nearby plasmas had better, snappier pictures (this could of course have been down to what they were being fed!) I am therefore leaning towards a plasma purchase I think. I have shortlisted the following 3 models: Hitachi 7200, Panasonic PX60 and Pioneer 436fde. I had a good look at the pio today and thought it looked stunning in its simplicity. However, I don't want to be seduced by its good looks and then disappointed by its performance. A local dealer here in N. Ireland will sell it to me for £2100 inc ped stand and speakers. Is this a good deal? I gather I have the choice of either side mounted or bottom mounted speakers?. Isn't it the case that the sidemounters would produce better stereo sound and clearer dynamics than bottom mounted. I would be grateful for any guidance. Should I be considering something else?