Hi folks, newbie here. I want a Panasonic PD30 and i want one now! HD would be nice but i don't want to go for the JVC because its too boxy for my sitting room corner. The PD30 or toshiba ZP38 have nicer styling and have space saving designs. I emailed John Archer (who did the review on What Video and Widescreen TV) using an email link I got through this forum and he replied promptly, looks like the PD30 has a HD screen, but not HD electronics! ----------------------------------- Hi there Your email actually came at a good time, since after receiving loads of letters about this HD issue, I've been spending weeks trying to get a definitive answer from Panasonic. And I'm afraid that the final word is not good news for the UK. Apparently the comment made during a presentation on the Acuity TVs to the effect that they could be upgraded to handle HDTV was merely intended as an off the cuff remark, and meant to refer to how PANASONIC ITSELF could upgrade future UK TVs to handle HD via the Acuity processing. I stress UK here because this is where the real source of the confusion comes in, since it appears that the Japanese and Australian versions of the Acuity sets CAN take high definition. Basically, it looks like the Brits have been shortchanged once again... Below my words I've actually pasted the definitive response I finally received on this issue from one of Panasonic's technical people... Finally I can only apologise profusely for any confusion my review may have caused. I was only going on what I was told by Panasonic itself, but that original information seems to have been if not completely wrong, then at least confusing and misleading. John Archer Home Cinema Choice/What Video and Widescreen TV MESSAGE FROM PANASONIC UK "Hello John, Sorry to confuse you! Let me try to make my explanation a little clearer. Our Acuity TV uses the same display processing necessary for HD performance even though we are receiving normal PAL signals, hence the high detail available. We can't receive HD signals at all, since we don't have the circuitry included, this also applies to the YUV input source. We don't intend and never did intend to consider any up-grade. This is purely a PAL TV with HD display processing circuits. The CRT and chip set as I mentioned is the same as the HD Japan and Australian models. If a consumer wanted to use imported Home Theatre with HD output, then they would have to import say, our Australian version to meet this requirement." --------------------------------------- That sucks!