Firstly hello everyone, this is my first post here! I've been looking at getting a new TV to replace my ancient 28" Goodmans CRT eek. Budget's up to £1000, although if I can get something a little cheaper, so much the better as I can put the remainder towards a DVD HDD recorder. I started off knowing next to nothing about TV's and thinking LCD was the way to go, but after much reading of forums & reviews, speaking to various people and looking at TVs in various shops, I've come round to thinking that plasma is almost certainly the best option for me. The TV will initally be used almost exclusively for SD freeview and DVD viewing, although no doubt as HD takes off, I'll be viewing more and more of that. Size-wise, I'm looking for something in the region of 37"-42". After much researching, I think I've narrowed the choice down to the Panasonic 42PX70B or the Hitachi 42PD9700, although I'd consider alternative suggestions. Price wise, there's nothing in it - Digital Direct has the Panny at £795 and the Hitachi at £800. I've read the threads on here about each set, and it seems that whichever I choose I'm going to be getting an extremely capable TV for a bargain price, but I'm struggling to decide which would be the best option? Any pointers or opinions gratefully received!