Earlier today, I went out to buy the 32" Sony Plasma set. I called HiSpek in St Albans to get their price & availabilty, the price quoted was £400 cheaper than anyone else & they had loads in stock. However, when I got to the shop I was told that they had sold the last set that morning. After protesting that just 30 minutes earlier that I had been told that they "had loads", I enquired about taking the display model. (I really fancied the idea of taking it home & messing around with it over the Bank Holiday) HiSpek didn't want to sell that on the grounds that these sets experience "screen fade" after 8000 hours. Is this true? In a way I'm glad they didn't have any in stock or else I would not have been aware of the picture degradation issue. Should I continue in my hunt for this set or should I concentrate on getting a good 28" CRT (my front room is too small for the hulking chasis of a 32") I look forward to hearing your views. PS Things got worse with the salesmen at HiSpek. I didn't want to go into details as I want to concentrate on the plasma problem & not have my first post unceremoniously removed!