Panasonic have released details of their LCD line-up for 2005 and I have to confess to being somewhat disappointed. http://www.panasonic-europe.com/news_read.aspx?id=2094 They will release the 50 series first in April, which will be what they refer to as a budget line, albeit a quality offering. Importantly though they have omitted to include HDMI connectivity. Buyers wanting HDMI will have to wait until July for the launch of their all singing and dancing 500 series. Again Panasonic have demonstrated (as I mentioned in a previous thread) that they do not see a large market for Hi Def, at least in the short to medium term, as they consider it will only be the enthusiast that will go for Hi Def. As a fan of Panasonic AV equipment I think they are missing an opportunity here, and one which they may well come to regret. Aesthetically though I do like the look of them - what do others think?