Not having any technical expertise AT ALL but being a bit of a perfectionist, i want the best, like most people, I just want great picture quality to watch the footy, play my ps2 and watch dvds. At the moment my house is getting renovated so I have until May to make a decision on a plasma. Up until a week ago I was ready to go with the 435-XDE but reading some reviews has put me off (slightly), now this new Panasonic V500 something or other is coming out and people seem to be raving about this? What to do?! Stick with my 28" standard widescreen panasonic TV which has served me well. Buy the Pioneer 435-XDE and hope for the best Or wait till this new Panny comes out (does anyone know when this will be?) by which time there will no doubt be something better coming round the corner Im confused, fed up with all the researching and am seriously considering becoming a hermit, maybe im asking too much!!