Like many people, I'm in the market for a new TV and after a month or so of reading these forums I'm now absolutely sure....that I'm confused as hell. I can't even decide whether to go for plasma or RPTV but am swaying towards RPTV because of the (supposed) better PQ. So, I need to go and trudge round some shops looking at these things but there are a couple of things that I'm going to find difficult to judge by looking at these in a shop so I wonder if some current owners can help me. Firstly, do you need to dim the lights, close the curtains to get a decent picture? Compared to CRT (which is all I know) are RPTVs more sensitive to ambient light? Obviously any TV is going to give you a better picture in a darker room but compared to CRT is RPTV PQ any more sensitive to ambient light? Secondly, fan noise. Can you hear the fan if you are sitting 12 feet away and you mute the sound on the TV? I realise that these two questions are somewhat dependent on which RPTV you're talking about so let's say it will be either the SAGEM HD range or the SIM Domino.