Hey all! At the moment I am currently using a Panasonic 29" 4:3 ratio television, which has served well for the many years I have owned it. However I feel that it is time to update to something more advanced. I've had this feeling for over a year, although plasma screens were a little out of my price range at the time. Now that I am in the market for a new television there are so many to choose from, which can be a little daunting. I was hoping that I could gain some advice/help here? Thanks! So far I have seen two units that I am interested in. Firstly the latest Sony Grand WEGA LCD Rear Projection television. At 50" for just over £2,100 it seems like a great deal! I know that there are various issues associated with these types of television, but what are they like? I haven't had the chance to view one in reality yet. Are there any stores that stock a display model in the Buckinghamshire region or will I have to drive into London to experience the Wega? The next unit is the new Panasonic TH42PE30B plasma screen. I was blown away when comparing this to the various other plasma screens on offer in my local Lakes Television. However the price with stand is a little off-putting. My questions are: 1)What is the life span of the TH42PE30B, roughly? 2)Are www.rgbdirect.co.uk a good, reputable company? Any other reputable Internet companies you can suggest? 3) I could purchase the TH42PE30B from John Lewis and gain a 5 year warranty - Is this worth it for the extra price increase? 4) Any issues with plasma? 5) Any major issues with LCD Rear projection televisions? ----- If you could suggest any other plasma screens that would be great! My criteria is 42" or above, built-in speakers/tuner, and a stand - Budget? Somewhere between £3-4K ... Image quality is priority Thanks all!