This forum is not very compimentary about the 42pf9966. Mostly (I guess?) because it has a 1024x1024 alis panel, which doesn't seem to be too popular. Mysteriously down here in Aus the 42pf9966 has a 1024 x 768 panel. See the spec sheets at http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/...LARGE_32_42_SU&slg=ENG&scy=&tmplt=&SearchTxt= (the Australian model is 42pf9966/79). Does anyone know why this might be ? Or who might make the panel (I presume Philips are buying it from somewhere ?). When I compare the spec sheets of the UK vs Aus models it's nearly all the same except: - resolution = 1024 x 768 - contrast ratio = 3000:1 (instead of 1000:1) - the inputs are different (cinch connectors rather than scart) - The Aus model also supports 1024x768 and 1280x768 PC display resolutions) For some reason our local discussion forums don't seem to carry much comment on the Philips models, they concentrate on the Japanese/Korean boxes -- probably because they are cheaper here! But I was impressed by the Philips PQ, and the 50inch version was stunning (but too big for me). Anyway, I'd be interested in any thoughts on why the different plasma panels in what otherwise seems to be an identical box.