Hi all I live in Bahrain in the Middle East. I am looking to buy a plasma and other than the hugely expensive Sony's available here I have a choice between the two above. Note the HDG (and not HDE). First question: What is the difference between HDE and HDG? Second question: I want 50 in, and the MXE is only available in 43. Apart from size, is there much difference in the two models? All I want to do is watch cable (through my digital receiver) and DVD's. My current DVD player is a Sony DAV-SC6. Really, I anm a bit clueless about all this lark. I would say that the demo model in the shop for the PDP 504 was streets ahead in terms of picture compared to Toshiba, Samsung and other models on display. Also, you might be interested on the price comparison: PDP 504 HDG is about Pounds 3,185 PDP 433 MXE is about Pounds 1,999! (A year ago these prices would have been about 20% cheaper due to currency movements).