Hello, I'm new to these forums and am looking to buy a plasma. It's been fairly obvious to me that most of the posts here concentrate on the Pioneer and Panasonic models. I'm quite keen on getting a Panasonic as I was disappointed with the new Pioneer the twice I've seen it. My wife however has her eyes on the Sony MR1 because she thinks it looks marvellous. I appreciate that they're ridiculously expensive and that looks aren't the defining criteria for purchasing a plasma but if it would make her happy and as long as it's not a real dog of a screen I'm prepared to buy one. I've seen them running analogue and dvd signals and I thought that the picture looked fine however I am no expert in these matters and so I'd appreciate the views of anyone. So, other than the fact they're ridiculously overpriced, what's wrong with them and what, if anything, is good about them? Thanks very much for any comments!