I have been planning to buy a 42" plasma soon and have been watching the forum for a few weeks now and after a lot of though I have come down to the two models in the topic. What I would like to know is if anyone has actually compared the two. I have watched the Panasonic and the Philips 42pf9964. From that test the panasonic wins but the question is how much better the new philips is. Please dont say its crap because you saw pixel plus on a CRT tv a few years ago. Philips has apparently added some new changes to its pixel plus tech (Philips new pixel+) and also increased the contrast and brightness of the 9965 compared to the 9964 (From 400:1 / 600cd/m2 to 1000:1 / 1000cd/m2) and that should hopefully make it a bit better. The question is if it beats the panasonic. The Panasonic does miss some things that I'm more or less worried about. No HDTV resolution, some panels can buzz and flicker. So in short has anyone been able to see these two together or seen the 9965 at all and can give some input on it? /Joakim E.