Managed to find where both these are in stock and can get both at very good prices. I've seen problem threads for the panny regarding random turning off but I'll be using a panny DVD recorder so hopefully the same brand Q-link connection will stop this happening . Not seen many threads on the sony. >IDTV freeview comparison (sonys better?) >50Hz vs 100Hz? >Sound? >Reliability? >Looks (I prefer the panasonic) Is there a clear cut winner here? am i being blinded by what i think looks better (design) and not performance? Thanks!