For the last few weeks i have been choosing between 4 LCD tv`s and have decided on a Panny 500. However after seeing a DLP in Comet and seeing members photos on this forum i might buy a DLP instead. However i have heard many conflicting stories and need some clarification. Can a DLP handle both PAL and NTSC sources. The majority of my DVD`s are R1. I have read that the lamp gets dull quite quick and needs replacing at £200 a time is this true? Lastly owing to my living room being very long and only about 2.1mtrs wide i sit 1.5mtrs away from my tv. Would this be too close to view a screen of 45"?