After a bit of research and trawling through threads on this forum into the wee hours (I find this forum a bit addictive!!) I've narrowed my decision on what flat panel to buy to 2 screens. Pioneer 435xde and the Sharp LC37GA3E I will be sitting between 4,8 and 12 feet away. I know that's a bit useless for viewing distance so lets call it 6 feet away. My main uses will be 30% TV viewing 30% DVD and 40% gaming. Here are the pros and cons as I see it of the 2 panels. Price: All in, the Pioneer with a stand and delivery is £3000, The Sharp can be £2500 with stand and delivery. So the sharp has the benefit of a £500 saving which could go towards a new DVD player with DVI or HDMI. Size: The Pioneer has an extra 6 inches, question is though is 37" big enough. I have a big room and will be sitting pretty close for gaming (4 feet) and maybe 8 feet away for DVD watching. This is the big issue for me, whether the 37" sharp is going to be big enough. I currently have a 32" Sony CRT but the Sharp actually has 37" viewable screen compared to the 32" Sony which only has just over 30" viewable. This is what I am worried about. I buy the sharp and a few weeks down the line I think 37" isn't big enough. Compatibility & Inputs: Both TV's have great inputs. Both HDCP compatible, one with HDMI one with DVI, no real difference just a different DVD player or cross over cable needed. Sharp has its inputs on the back of the TV and the Pioneer has them in a media box. I prefer the media box option. One advantage the Pio has is a VGA input although on the front of the media box this would be handy especially for plugging the gamecube in via VGA. Pioneer has 2 RGB scarts while the Sharp has 1, slight advantage to the Pio. Both have component and s-video. Overall I give the Pio the advantage Features: The Pio has built in freeview which is a big bonus, no need for a external box, with the sharp I would have to ensure I got a RGB freeview box as the non RGB box I have now is suppose to look like sh*te on a LCD. Both do picture in picture. Both are HDCP future proof. Slight advantage to the Pio. Overall: This is where I need your input. Which would you go for? I think it boils down to the screen size. I think. I plonk myself down pretty close to the TV when playing videogames, about 4 foot so how will the Pio and the sharp cope with a component signal. I know the Pio isnt great at handling analogue signals but how does it cope with consoles through component? Is 37" enough? Will I feel disappointed with 37", would I be more happy with 43"? Is the £500 price difference worth paying for an extra 6"? How about screen burn? Seeing as I am playing videogames which tend to have static images (stats etc) will I end up harming my Plasma by playing videogames. Are there any inherent advantages to either LCD or plasma that I am missing? Any advice appreciated? PS I also considered a PIO MXE1 with a scaler but lack of current HDCP compatibility ruled it out.