Check my second post for the questions. This first post is only in regards to the screen burn "issue". Look down there: I started out knowing nothing about plasmas. My 28" Grundig CRT TV died and I found an advert for 30% off on a Samsung PS42D4 (42") Plasma. This got me interested. However, being the careful type who does complete research before spending any money, I read up on Plasmas. What I found was not pretty. Screen burn, screen burn and SCREEN BURN seemed to be the topic everywhere, with serious burn possibly occuring in as little as 10 minutes of showing a static image. It was sickening. Aswell as other "issues" like half-life being reached in just a few years. Well, as I found out on my second day of research (when I found these boards), these issues are exaggerated bull****. Actual screen burn only happens if you drive the panel too hard, such as 100% contrast with a bright, static picture, which makes the phosphor go so hot that it's etched to the screen, leaving a permanent discoloring in the shape of the affected area, such as a channel logo. Like that's ever going to happen? But just to be safe, I did research on what panel is the most resistant to burn-in. Everything seems to point to Panasonic and their PW-series. People are playing games on them for hours at a time (one guy mentioned 8 hours straight gaming on a PW6, EVERY FRIDAY). I'm going to play games for 10-20 hours a week, probably 4-5 hours at a time. And I'll hook up my HTPC to play DVDs and watch regular TV through its advanced scaler and deinterlacer (DScaler ). So there will be plenty of static stuff (life bars, channel logos, htpc interface) on the screen. Seemingly, the PW7 won't have any problems with this. Claiming burn-in resistancy in class with CRT TVs. I've also heard that you hardly see any ghosting at all. Ghosting, being an uneven depletion of gas, meaning that some parts of the screen have more gas left, and hence shine brighter. Such as watching 4:3 content with black bars at the sides and then switching over to 16:9 content, where the sides will then appear brighter. So, keeping contrast at max 50%, and brightness reasonable, wouldn't that completely prevent real burn-in where the glass is burnt? Have I understood everything so far? Additions/changes to what I have written would be appreciated, I really want to understand the nature of the beast, so to speak. Best Regards, Christopher H.