Well, after reading this fine forum for a while now, I finally decided to take the Plasma plunge and fork out for a Pioneer 434. While investigating which screen to purchase, I did many searches to explore the issues with Plasmas at the present time before deciding which model to plump for. As for many of you, it came down to a choice between the Panasonic PW6 and the Pioneer 434. The Pioneer won mainly due to the inclusion of HDMI, which I hope provides at least some future proofing for the lifetime of the screen. I just wanted to share my impressions of the performance after four days of use, and put my two-penneth in to long running discussions to help anyone out there thinking of going for this screen: - bought from Sevenoaks for £4k (without stand or speakers though); best I could find on the High St after John Lewis messed me around saying they were going to have stock and then not fulfilling the promise - setup is a cinch and very user friendly; I used picture settings mentioned previously on this forum - picture quality from digital cable via RGB Scart is of far higher quality than I was expecting, real sharpness - some channels do perform better than others as far as blockiness etc goes, but some (especially BBC) are exceptionally free of such issues - football is perfectly watchable, though there is a kind of jerkiness noticeable when theres alot of action, as though the screen can't keep up - scrolling banners, such as those used on Sky Sports News also suffer from this lack of smooth action - maybe I'm easily pleased but DVD playback, even through my humble Xbox, is frankly amazing; can't wait for my HK DVD2550S to arrive to test out the progressive! - gaming is also taken into another level; my old Panny 36" CRT is looking very poor in comparison - there have been no residual image issues at all, even after watching channels with logos and permanent screen images; I watch Breakfast on BBC every morning for an hour - logos a-plenty, but no residuals seen yet. Also PGR2 on Xbox is fine. All in all, very pleased, £4k well spent and I haven't even seen the progressive DVD going yet. If any of you have any comments on these issues, or possible solutions for my small glitches, they are gratefully received.