Sorry for the controversial title but having finally decided to get myself a plasma I actually went somewhere to have a look at a few yesterday. They had all the latest plasmas from Pioneer, Panasonic, Sony etc and I came away incredibly disappointed. The problem was that while the plasmas were fine from a decent source, (HD hard drive, DVD) they were absolutely rubbish from Sky, Sky+, freeview, idtV and so on. Now I was obviously expecting a big quality difference but what I wasn't expecting was that the pictures would look so much worse than a bog standard CRT. To be honest, I don't quite understand the reasons why but my only conclusion was that either the technology needs to get better or we have to wait for better sources. Even the forum's favourite (the PW7) fed from a Sky+ box looked terrible. I'll look at plasmas again when Sky introduce HD but at the moment they are just aren't ready with normal telly. I guess its my own fault for believing the hype but there are plenty of people/articles that make out plasmas are fine for normal viewing. Great with DVDs. Great with HD sources (they had some HD LGs running a hard disk demo which just looked incredible). Awful with TV.