I would appreciate some unbiased guidance, but first I have one question - are LCD screen sizes measured the same way as widescreen CRT? The reason I pose that question is that I was looking in Comet yesterday at what was advertised as a 26" Panasonic LCD screen. Next to it was a 28" Panasonic widescreen CRT model, and for all the world they looked identical in size. Comet being Comet there was not one sales assistant I could ask, nor anything handy to measure it with - tried using my hands but not very successful. Now to the main part of my post - Plasma or LCD which is the future? I have heard different viewpoints on this subject, and would like to make an informed choice. We have professional Plasma screens at work, 42" Sony beasties, however, the service engineers told me that despite their cost, they only have quite a short shelf life, whereas LCD should last for at least twenty five years. However, the downside to LCD is pixel drop out I was informed? There never seems to be a perfect solution. Having Sky, the other thing that bothers me with Plasma is screen burn from caused by "screen dogs". All advice appreciated.