Hi, I've been thinking of buying a plasma for a while now and have been waiting for the new panasonic 500 series to come out and see what customers think. I am a bit of a novice compared to most of you people when it comes to the techie side of things but want something around 42" that is "HD ready". However yesterday I popped in to Comet and was drawn to the Sagem 45" DLP. I was really just looking but was soon approached by the salesman who told me that it was the best TV in the shop and the technology was much better than plasma. Now I know these guys will tell you anything to get a sale. However the picture, which he told me was a HD picture, was absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately I've not seen a HD picture on a plasma screen yet to compare. I was just wondering what people on here, with more knowledge of the two technologies than me, think is the better. Thanks for any help.