Just got off the phone with EmpireDirect, chasing the order I put in a couple of weeks ago. Was bit concerned that said Hitachi 42" had disappeared from their website. Seems as though they've, "run out of stock and they're not sure they can get any more from Hitachi". What with the recent round of special offers and general price reductions of the 42DP3000, does this indicate a new model just around the corner? Apparently I'll get a call tomorrow afternoon from ED regarding the situation, though I'm not holding my breath. Thoughts anyone? Martin.