Two men in a van came and took our RPTV away today, so the need to finally commit on a new plasma has got a little more urgent (that will teach me to put the RPTV on eBay before I have got a replacement!!!). Never mind, it's probably a good thing, as I have spent far too long going around in circles trying to decide what to get. Now I have to decide quickly, so that should help to focus the thoughts (especially if I am to avoid a divorce!). So, has anybody been able to compare the Panny PE50 with the new Hitachi? Yes, I know the Panny is only SD, but I don't want to wait until the 500s are vailable (and in any case, as soon as they are available, no doubt everybody will be advising that it is best to wait for the next wonder plasma which is due out in just a month or so ...). I have decided that I don't want to spend more than £2000 at this time (although the RPTV did go for more than I had hoped ), so that rules out the Pioneer. At <£2000 it looks like a choice between the Panny and the Hitachi. I have seen the Panny several times, but haven't been able to find anywhere local that stocks the Hitachi. I really don't want to buy sight unseen, but fear I might have to take the risk. Anybody seen the two side by side and care to comment?