PPPS (post plasma purchase syndrome) is an acute disorder of the human nervous system, recently identified by the world medical community as the most threatening factor to the psychological well-being of contemporary men. PPPS usually develops a couple of weeks later after your precious arrives at home, when you are past the setup excitement phase and you are now ready for some serious TV watching action. Various seemingly innocent factors contribute collectively to the build up of the disease, like (and not necessary in order of importance): 1. A week later after your purchase, and after spending three months surfing the web to find the best possible deal on the planet, you discover that the price of the set you just bought has dropped by a few hundred pounds. 2. Adding insult to injury, you also discover that the brand new model you just bought has been already replaced with a new one that has a built-in digital tuner and an HDMI input. 3. Having already gone seriously overboard with your initial budget limits, like unnecessary indulging into buying these overpriced connection cables (I only want the best for my precious kind of thing), you return one day from work only to find the wife is redecorating the living room because the new plasma does not color-match the rest of the furniture. 4. The redecoration exercise, besides the fact that it will drug you down a few hundred or thousand additional pounds, it seriously has a deterrent effect on you mental status since the guilt syndrome, originating from the purchase of your new expensive toy and masterfully cultivated and enlarged by the second half, prevents you from arguing against unreasonable raised demands and comments, like: (a) we have to buy a new sofa since the new remote control does not match the fabric, (b) I have to get new drapes to match the color of the speakers, (c) I have to buy a new dress, I have nothing to wear when your friends drop in to admire your precious, (d) do we really have to look all day long to these ugly things (the speakers) next to the TV set?, (e) I warn you that if do not do anything about these wires running along the floor I will move the whole set to the basement, (f) We need to buy a larger house, this one is too small for your precious. 5. When the initial wow excitement about how really great these colors look on this plasma screen fades away, you catch yourself looking at the old CRT set in the kids playroom, and having the feeling that the picture looks better than your precious. 6. A few weeks later you catch yourself watching the football match on the old CRT, since your precious has a slight problem in displaying fast moving objects without induced fuzziness. 7. In order to justify the unreasonable markup you just paid for your precious to be HD Ready, and given the sparse availability of HD material, you catch yourself watching with great excitement BBC documentaries filmed in HD format about the premenstrual behavior of the South African cockroach. 8. A month later, and due to the fact that a regular 4:3 ratio image has to be extrapolated to your precious 16:9 screen ratio, you are starting to believe that all women on the planet are short-bodied and fat. You wife suddenly looks like Angelina Jolie! 9. A few months later of watching short-bodied fat women on your 16:9 screen, and since by now you seriously believe that your wife is Angelina Jolie, you find you spend more bed time with her than with your precious. 10. At about that time, you find that your precious collects more dust than initially envisioned, and the guilty feeling of betraying your precious starts to develop. You discover you are forcing yourself to watch a TV program, only to justify the cost of your investment (let alone all other parallel costs induced as above). Do you have any of the above symptoms? Then my friends you are really suffering from PPPS! The cure? There is only one cure that is guaranteed to solve the problem, at least temporarily: Buy yourself a new better plasma!