Just thought I'd post my experience for all those people on the verge of making a purchase but still floating between options. Well after my projector turned into a strobe light and was not worth the fixing I fell out with projectors for their fragility. Too few hours a day for too few years (No better way of watching a movie but too expensive and fragile). So then I considered a plasma. Well, after reaming through the forums (the forums were my source of information for projectors as well - great and wise forums!!) I decided on one of the Pannys. Then I saw £1250 for the 42PWD6 in Richer sounds. After a few phone calls with them I decided not to, they act as if its them doing you the favour and are less than helpful. I then saw the offer in AV-Sales £1514 for the 7 series with a stand, emmm, wallet is rumbling. So after numerous private messages (I don't like the abbreviation PMS) to Alastair at AV-Sales who was more than helpful I decided on, Charcoal 42PWD7 & stand JS RGB -> YUV converter Dual board - Compoent, S-Video, Composite Total = £1720 I decided on the YUV converter instead of the VGA as I'll be feeding in a PC connection and didn't want to be switching on the VGA port and I thought the component/s-video/composite board will be more useful when selling the unit in the future to a more traditional TV user. I've just placed the order and I'll post again when it arrives, and when I've set it up and played with it for a while, and as with Jerry some final thoughts. For now though some points, AV-sales and particularily Alastair were very helpful even though I tortured him with messages about warranties and delivery. The panasonic 1 yr manufacturer warranty is on site loan replacement which is great. I was considering extended warranty but panasonic quoted me £400 on one occasion and £560 on another occasion, when I register I'll post what they finally offer. This is for an extra 2 years (three years in total) but does include accidental dammage but is a bit ridculous. It's over a third the price of the plasma!! Extended on-site loan replacement from AV-Sales for the same period is only £180 which in my opinion is a bargain. I'm in N. ireland and unfortunately can't avail of it but pricing around it sems a bargain. Living in N. Ireland also means that I have to pay extra for delivery ( I hate sites that don't mark this properly or ones you have to go all the way to the checkout before you get slapped with a massive extra shipping fee - AV-Sales list as UK mainland all over their site so you know where you stand) but to be fair to AV-Sales they gave me a decent price and the AVForums offer is really good for this plasma anyway, and then the terminal board price I also saved money. So as you can tell, buyers regret has not settled in (good thing as its only been half an hour) but now I can't wait til it arrives but once it does I'll thow in my 2 cents on the pic quality etc. To those still toying with the idea of buying your first plasma, this seems like a really good offer. Don't be dismayed by talk of HD compatibility, cries of screen burn etc. Just go for it... or wait until mine arrives and I'll post if its all a big mistake!