The July edition of 'Home Cinema' magazine has done a hi-def plasma group test, including the two forum favourites, the Pioneer 435 XDE and the Panasonic TH-42PV500. Also included where the Fujitsu P42HHA40 and the Hitachi 42PD7200. The burning question though, is which one is better, the Pioneer or the Panasonic. Marked on Value for money, picture quality, sound quality and build quality, they each get 5 stars in every category. There is one exception, the Pioneer only gets 4 out of 5 for sound quality. So there you have it, the Pioneer is rubbish as it doesn't score 5 in every category. Only kidding, in fact in the conclusion they say that this is one of the hardest times that they have had picking an outright winner. The Panasonic just edged out the Pio but they do say that it was a majority, rather than a unanimous decision. So what have we learned? According to them, both sets are excellent and so I guess we are still left with a personal choice to make. My thought is that whatever one you buy you won't be dissapointed.