If you are contemplating buying a plasma screen i would be very cautious. Firstly almost all plasma screens have non HD resolutions, most have resolutions of only 852x480, if you want HDTV next year these tvs will be totally useless. Secondly even those Plasmas with HD resolutions eg 1280x720 or above,arent all HDTV compliant as they have no digital inputs (DVI or HDMI), and even those that do have digital input are rarely HDCP (copyright protection) compliant. secondly Plasma screens are prone to screen burn no matter what anyone may tell you as they contain Phosphors, and most have lifespans of ony 15000 to 25000 hours. Even those with extended life of 60000 hours will degrade over time due to the way the work, which if anyone wants to know i could go into a whole chemistry lesson about. thirdly dont be seduced by the massive contrast and brightness values given in comparison with lcd as there measured differently. So what im basically trying to say is unless you want a cheap massive tv which is to be replaced in a few years, or your going to spend big bucks and get one that addresses all these problems like the new Pioneer plasmas think of other flat technologies to by like the highly superior lcd or mabye a DLP. And dont go say lcd's are small you can get them up to 45 inches(Sharp) in the UK, and ps the sharp has a res of 1920x1080p i would like to see an equal size plasma do that!!