I am hopefully about to take the plunge with a pioneer plasma screen (might be sidtracked if newest Fujitsu screen are as good as people say). Now, I don't watch that many DVDs, it will predominantly be used for watching SKY and surfing t'internet via HTPC. My living room is around 5m long and about 2.5 m wide. The screen would go on the far wall and the main settee is about 4m away, directly opposite this far wall. A second settee will run parallel from from this far wall. I am concerned that if I go for the 50" screen then SKY will look too poor to the eye and so maybe the 42" is the way to go. I have seen the 50" pio (HDE) in action, but it was not hooked up to SKY so i have no first hand experience of what it would look like. Can anyone more enlightened than myself tell me what to expect and state what their preference would be, given SKY is my main concern? Also, if I go for a pioneer screen, I would like to stick with pioneer for the surrond sound. Whats the best pioneer solution for surround sound? TIA Mike PS. As an aside, is the MXE *significantly* better than the HDE picture quality wise - not too bothered about future expandability (just need SKY, DVD (might just use the PC), PC, maybe a Console or too) and anyway I'm sure the HDE tuner box could be replaced my some enterprising soul in the future if need be, just as 3rd party boards for the MXE are now making an appearance.