Hi Everbody. I need some help read all the postins very carefully. took everthing into consideration got my list narrowed down. Okay Im off to look for:- 1 the Hitachi 42PD5200 less than 2K and 1024X1024. 2 (Keep in Mind)Panasonic Viera 3 what I think I want if the Hitachi doesnt cut it. Pioneer 435pdx Okay nobody has the Hitachi I can see, all the majors have crap feeds so you cant really judge. So Off I go to specialist (the works) reseller. There we see option 2 and 3. both had a dvd and the same scart lead feeding rgb. firstly the pioneer. Gutted!!! RubBish!! bit harsh. I dont think so what I watched was a demo disk actually intended for the panny, but anyhow what I noticed was what I can describe as shimmering, for example edges seemed to flicker but close ups of block colours were great, at 1 point there was a chair that had a sort of black and white lion print on it and I swear it looked like it was alive ( sorry btw I was actually looking at the model before 434) as the new one was in the box. I was devasted as I had read and understood that the 434 was a great monitor. I didnt even look toward the Hitachi a i thought if its cheaper it aint as good and this was bad enough and it was about 1500 quid more. We then took the same disk and put it into the viera what a difference, Id say this was acceptable, not great considering the package deal they were doin was 3700 with a dvd recorder and mount. but at 2400 of the net I thought it okay. OKay now the deliberation. I have got home had time to think and just watched a couple of hours on my Sony 28ws2u widescreen and I have to say it is far sharper and clearer and I have tweaked the colour up a bit now and I am finding it hard to justify 3K for something that isnt going to be as good to watch say standard terrestrial digital. Please somebody tell me. Am I being mis-shown these products. or would I be better going for say a big as they go standard crt television about 36" Is CRT better than plasma and LCD. I am typing this on a HP1230 21" CRT and this is better than any current flat screen I have seen so far. which is what makes me wonder about the television market. Albeit I do have a plank underneath my desk to support the god damn lump.. Any help would be very much appreciated. Regards GrahamT. p.s I think I am right in thinking the choice for out and out picture quality between 34 and 42 is plasma, lcd, and crt. all the other follow rear projection crt projection and what ever other there may be..