Whilst in John Lewis today (not looking for electrical items) I managed to give the wife the slip and made straight for the electricals section. First thing I came across were a pair of 37" Panny plasmas the PE50 (same model as I own) and the PX60 and alongside those were the 42" versions of each model. Given that they were both running a Freeview feed I couldn't miss the opportunity to carry out a comparison test. As the store was pretty empty the sales assistant was happy to provide me with the remotes and left me to it. First impressions - the Freeview pictures on each model were first class and I honestly could not put a pin between them - the word "identical" comes to mind. I then asked the sales assistant if he could hook up a Hi Def feed. He rightly pointed out that the PE50 could only accept analogue component whereas the PX60 could use the HDMI socket - I assured him that wasn't a problem. By now quite a group of people had gathered around both t.v.'s around 6 people including myself plus the sales assistant. The pictures on both the PE50 and the PX60 were stunning, but again everyone agreed that whereas the PE50 may not be true Hi Def not one of us could detect any difference, I am not just saying that, that was my honest opinion. Moving on to aesthetics - I have to say although some will say I am biased, but I think the cabinet on the PE50 looks much better. I really do not like the PX60 cabinet with those sweeping front struts. On the PE50 the struts have a graceful curve which bottoms out to a flat surface. I use this area on the PE50 to place the front speakers of my 5.1 surround sound system. With the PX60 this would not be possible and the speakers would have to stand at each side of the cabinet. To sum up then - both models give great results when it comes to PQ - honours even here. However, I really wish that Panasonic had left the cabinet design alone, it now closely resembles the one used in the current CRT range which I think cheapens the look of what is in every other respect a most effective design statement.