Hi all. Having lurked on these threads for what seems like eternity, I have finally ordered this set from John Lewis in Bristol. I am extremely grateful to all for their comments, both favourable and otherwise, which have helped in my decision. I was originally looking for a plasma, but was not impressed by the PQ in any of the many stores of any of the favoured brands, eg Panasonic, Pioneer etc. I am hoping that the new technology from Toshiba, SED , will meet with my approval in a few years time when Hi Def is the norm. Finally, is there a '' running in '' period for the Sammy ? Many thanks, Brian.