I went into a well-known high-street retailer today, interested in the Pansonic TX32LMD70. The manager tried to put me off it in favour of other models from Sharp, LG, Philip and Samsung for an extra £50-£150. The Panasonic is already pushing the limits of the budget anyway, but what took me back was the manager's statement that I should ignore what a well-known magazine said in its reviews about the Panasonic as the reviews are paid for. I know that sort of thing can go on, but (perhaps in my innocence) I did not think that well-known magazines would run the risk to their reputation. Also I had taken some comfort in the fact that the Panasonic is also well-rated in Which? which seems genuinely independent (albeit not always expert) and forums such as this. Not to mention that my current Panasonic CRT has a brilliant picture. Has anyone else ever been told to ignore advice in the commercial review magazines? Or should I suspect that that manager had other motives?