Panasonic 42PZ85 or Toshiba 42XV505D with Blue Ray player!


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Sorry, me again - about to finally make a decision - but would like one final opinion.

I have a budget of about £1060.

I'm looking for a ful HD 42" TV (plasma or LCD, not too bothered)
I have narrowed down two ideas on what to buy:

Option One
Go for the best quality possible and get a Panasonic TH-42PZ85B

Option Two
Go for a TV with a slightly less quality spec (although still 1080p), but with a BlueRay Player too.
The two things I had in mind were the Toshiba 42XV505D and the Sony BDP-s300 bluray player.

Is tha Panasonic SO MUCH better than the Toshiba, that it is worth holding off on a Bluray palyer for now, and going for the better TV quality (according to reviews). Or is the Toshiba not too far off the Panasonic, and probably worth going for with the bluray? Is the quality leap from the panny to the tosh huge, or barely noticeable?

What would you do?

PS I am sold on a 42" for mainly watching movies, using the PC and playing the occasional game. Budget is fixed (being bought for me by a company who I did some work for). I don't mind other products being suggested - but please dont confuse me too much!

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