Apologies for starting another thread but having scoured the others I can't quite find what I'm looking for. After years of holding off I've finally decided that it is time to jump in the plasma waters. I spend a lot of time watching TV so it seems to make sense to have a great screen and my 33" 4:3 (sic) CRT TV finally has to make way. I've already invested in a surround system so all I'm looking for is a great picture. I tend to mainly watch on Sky+ (football, films, dramas etc) and a few DVDs. I'm aware that my source is a bit crap and that limits the picture quality but I don't think I'll be changing my viewing habits so it's important that the panel I get works well with Sky+. I'd like the panel to last for quite a few years so I'd also like something that can take advantage of HD when Sky upgrades its service. I'd ideally like a 50" - I'm going to be sitting about 12 feet away from the panel. Now, from what I've read it sounds like the Panasonic 7 series is going to the one that gets recommended a lot (a forum favourite). But I have to say that I'm as confused as hell about the 7 series in terms of what panel does what and the Panasonic site has really just added to my confusion. All those model numbers just don't mean anything to me. I am also wondering about the Hitachi PMA550E. It's a bit older now so maybe it has been surpassed but I can't find much out it in terms of recent opinion. I think the Pioneer's are going to be out because they seem to work best with high quality sources (rather than my Sky+) but if I'm wrong then please correct me. I've read nothing on these forums about the Philips panels - is that because they are no good or because nobody uses them? And lastly, what about this new Fujitsu that is coming out. The same glass as the Panasonic 7 but with better electronics? Oh, I'm so confused. Help.