I am really pleased to have found this forum. My first post was about a Sony CRT 36" and as my current Sony still has life have deferred any decisions meantime. Having lurked in this forum I will save my pennies and convince her indoors that plasma is the way to go *. My question at this stage is ? are Panny 6th generation the only manufacturer at this level or are all the big guns also 6th generation or further behind or is it a broad statement about the history of plasma technology. * (LOL) I am also colour blind as well as an ignorant newbie so there is much debate !! in my choice of good colour reproduction. I can hear the replies now, just get a b/w set and save your money.