I've spent the last couple of days reading the forum (first enlightened but becoming more confused as I read further!!)and you guys seem to be a friendly bunch so I'm hoping you can help me with my dilemma! I want to buy a 42" plasma for the living room to watch satellite broadcast and DVD mainly. I had shortlisted the Panny P6 and Pio 434 and went to demo these with a LOTR Two Towers DVD (thought this would help me with the popular 'black' dilemma here). First up was the Pio 434 which I find aesthetically the most pleasing. As it has the higher res I expected this to be the sharpest and cleanest but was dissapointed by the quite grainy images I saw and the colour banded faces (I even played with the settings but couldn't really improve on this). The blacks I found pretty good though! The salesman told me that this was par for the course for the 434 and that the Panny was not much better. A Fujitsu was what I needed! The Fujitsu 42 HHA 30 was what I was shown which was indeed much better on both graininess and colour banding. I also saw a 50" Pio MX1 (I think) which also seemed better than than the 434. So now I have these questions: 1.Is the Fuji HHA 30 the same screen as the HHS 30 but without the media box as I was told? 2. Can the HHA be used for DVI/HMDI inputs with a board or other addition and is it a true high def screen as I am told? 3. Do you guys have the same positive experience with this Fuji? 4. How does the cheaper 42VHA 30 stack up ? 5. What is the benefit of high def anyway if there so few sources available ? Sorry for the long post, hope you can help me here. Thanks.