Hi guys, I have just returned a Samsung 42 inch RPTV as i couldn't get on with the picture quality, plus the unit was a huge floor standing CRT model. I have also recently sold on my LCD projector and screen due to inconvenience and lack of use. We are currently using our run of the mill 32 inch CRT. Anyhow, I've got a dilemma as I/we want a 42 inch+ TV without a large base, so I'm stuck between a Sony Grand Wega LCD RPTV which i like the look of, and a Plasma which I also like the look of. I am also stuck with a max budget of around £2000. The main problems are that for £1628 I can get the new Grand Wega 42 inch delivered from Robert Whytes, or for £2150 I can get the new 50 inch Grand Wega delivered. Or for about £1850 I can get the 50 inch Grand Wega II delivered. Trouble is, these Grand Wega prices are delving into Plasma money. For around £2000 I can get a bottom to mid end Plasma depending on where I look. For example Auction World on Sky are selling 42 inch Vision plasma with a full home cinema setup and they are averaging about £2100 delivered. Richer Sounds are doing Plasma units from £1699 which leaves a few quid for stand and speakers etc. Plus the LG model is available with built in tuner, speakers and stand delivered for under £2000. Now, our lass doesn't really want a plasma because she leaves the TV on a lot during the day with channels full of "on screen graphics", and shes worried about screen burn. Plus the kids play their Xbox on the TV a lot, again screen burn being the major issue. We both like the look of the Sonys, but the kids sit on the floor to play their XBox and I know they have a lot better viewing angle then other RPTV's but we are still worried about the kids straining to see the screen by looking up at it. Not sure how far back they will need to be to see it from looking upwards at an angle? If we do go for the RPTV we both really fancy the 50 inch new model. We have recently sold my LCD projector which was advertised in the classifieds so the bigger screen is a more attractive purchase. After searching around for it, it seems to be a lot cheaper then the older mark 2 model? Is it considered to be not as good as the earlier model, hence the reason for it being cheaper? I've checked a few sites out and in some cases the 42 inch mark II model is dearer then the 50 inch mark 3 model? One last problem, my friend has the 42 inch Grand Wega Mark II model which I have looked at before but I didn't pay a great deal of attention to it. I remember thinking it looked superb but thats all I remember. He has a relatively small 12 foot by 11 foot room and it didn't look to overpowering. Our living room is approx 15 foot by 14 foot and we sit between 8 and 11 foot away from the screen. Will the 50 inch be out of place in a room of this size and will screen door be noticeable from these sort of distances? Sorry for such a long post and all the questions, but to us it is an awful lot of money for a TV purchase and we have to be confident when we order that we have made the right choice. Its okay the sales guy in Dixon telling us that £2000 for a Techwood plasma was only a small amount of money and that it was excellent value. You don't get a lot for your £2000 I don't think anybody is going to give us a couple of weeks trial with the gear Final word top of the range large 50 inch RPTV or bottom to mid end 42 inch Plasma? What would you do? Anyhow, many thanks for all your help. Best wishes.