Hi guys My parents are looking at buying a new plasma and I'm slowly researching options for them. At this stage I'm leaning heavily towards a Panasonic Viera (either 42" or 50"), but am obviously a little concerned by the sheer amount of reported problems with the 42" panel at these forums. However Ive been reading threads here long enough to come to the conclusion that most of these problems seem to be subjective, and come down to whether the individual user will notice them or not (i.e. dynamic contrast, visible line down the screen, buzzing noise etc). My parents arent the pickiest of videophiles so I'm guessing these issues wont be a major problem for them. What I'm more concerned about is whether the 50" PV500 has any unique problems of its own. There seems to be very little information here about it. Is there a good reason for this? Or do most people opt for the 42 solely for financial reasons? I live in Australia and the 50" is just about to come onto the market (the 42 was just released) so there is practically no information here about it yet. It will also take quite a while for it to show up in stores (and even then its had to properly evaluate a plasma in store) so I'm keen to get as much info about it as possible before its release. My parents are keen to buy ASAP so I need to move fairly quickly on this. Are there any owners of the 50PV500 here? If so are you happy with your purchase? Does it share the same problems as the 42? (Im guessing at the very least it would share the same auto contrast issue given it would use the same processing). More importantly does it have any separate problems of its own? Im also interested in whether you can get 1:1 pixel mapping on this plasma via the VGA input from a PC (for true 1:1 16x9 PC usage as my father is interested in this from his laptop). If the 50" has any significant problems I may well recommend they stick with the 42" and save some money. Thanks for your help.