Looking round for a new TV I have been amazed at the general poor picture quality of 32inch LCD TV sets compared to plasma TV's even when they have been setup correctly to a dedicated DVD player via HDMI or component in a hi-fi shop and not Curry's or Comet. I don't understand how many of the home cinema magazines come to the conclusion that some LCD TV sets offer stunning picture quality as I've yet to see one which has truly impressed me. Pictures from DVD quite often look pixelated, have solarisation, image lag and do not even offer true 16:9 ratio, many being 15:9 or 14:9 and so crop or expand the image. Plasma IMHO appears to offer much better picture quality with DVD, terrrestial, anagloue and Freeview at today's resolution which will be with us for another 5 years at least. The one point that LCD has impressed me with is connection to a PC. This leads me to believe that some of the problems with LCD TV's are due to today's media being of a low resolution in comparison to what the TV can display. Until high definition DVD's and Sky come on stream, LCD TV's will not come into their own. It does make me wonder if many of the people who buy LCD TV's only do so because they are slim and trendy and don't even bother looking at the picture quality cos I don't know how they can put up with watching some of the pictures I've seen even from LCD sets from Sony, Paansonic and Samsung.