Hi All, Right, This is official! I have today seen with my own eyes a colour "trade show" brochure recently issued by Panasonic's Consumer Division in the UK, which details the roll out dates for "6 Series" panels later THIS year! As this was issued by Panasonic's Consumer Division, these panels will be replacements for the current "Silver" 5 series 37", 42", & 50" models. I have no idea if similar plans are in place for the Charcoal framed Commercial models but I would think that it is highly likely! The first panel to be replaced will be the 42" model, with the 5 series version being discontinued in June and replaced in July with the 6 series model. The panel is exactly the same in appearance as the 5 series model and the stated contrast ratio & brightness figures are also exactly the same. No other info was available. Unless these 6 series models are to be simple "re-badges" of the current 5 series models, which would seem to be a bit of a pointless excercise, seeing as how the 5 series panels have only been out about 6 months, it could possibly (hopefully) indicate that it could be "connectivity" that will be improved upon......Multiple Component inputs? / DVI-HDCP? My worry is that if connectivity also proves to be identical to the 5 series panels, then this could indicate that it might just be the desire to reduce production costs by using cheaper parts, (to maintain profit margins in the present "tumbling" price arena) that is driving the introduction of 6 series panels so soon after the 5 series models. This could mean "grab those 5 series panels while you can," but as I said, untill such time as the connectivity of these new panels becomes clear, I'll give Panasonic the benefit of the doubt. I must stress that the previous two paragraphs are nothing more that my own conjecture on the new panels! Next up, in September, the 5 series 37" & 50" models will be discontinued. The 37" panel will NOT have a direct 6 series replacement! So anyone who wants a silver 37" Panny in the present style had better get cracking! The 50" panel will be replaced with the 6 series model in October. As in the case of the 42" model, appearance, contrast & brightness all remain unchanged & no other details could be gleened from the brochure! (Believe me, I looked very hard!) Right, that's the new "6 series Panels" but that's not the end of the story! For those of you that are familiar with the Plasma TV's that Panasonic announced at this years CES, (New style panels with built in speakers to the sides of the screen and a built in tuner) I can reveal that these are to be released in 37" (model: 37PA20) & 42" (model: 42PA20) flavours in the UK in August & September respectively!..... I'm afraid I can't remember which way round this was for these two, but it was definately "staggered" over the two months though! There was no mention of any plans for a 50" version of this new TV model. I'm afraid that I'm also unable to confirm if the DVI-HDCP connectivity is present on the UK TV model as has been announced for the US. I hope that's got you all thinking! I know it has me. I have only just returned my faulty 5 series 50" panel and obtained a full refund for it. So I think I will now resist the temptation to jump on the Fujitsu bandwagon and wait and see what the connectivity of the 42" model is like in July! I LOVE the PQ & appearance of the current Panny panels so if the 6 series also brings improved & updated connectivity then I might just remain a Panny man.....I guess we will all have to wait and see! PS: Joe Fernand, Come on..... spill the beans!...You must know something! Best Regards, KBDVD.