Just been to Robert Whyte in Glasgow for another look at the TH42PE50 and they were demonstrating both that model and the PV500 with a high definition feed. On the TH42PE50 the high definition feed was evidently coming through the component cable which they said supports it, obviously it doesn't have an HDMI connection. The very helpful assistant advised that most retailers will either not know about or advertise this capability of the PE50 set. I'm a novice when it comes to this technology so would appreciate some help. Is this true; does this mean that the TH42PE50 could display HD signal from Sky in the future and that you could connect up a HD DVD player and new generation consoles (XBOX360/PS3) and get the benefit of HD picture? Incidentally, I could hardly notice any difference in the picture between the two sets - looked fantastic on both.