Ok, lets just say that the average person earns £10 ph which equates to an average after tax value of around £7.50, and the region where I live it is probably less than half of this. This means that the average purchaser of a £1500 TV has to work 200 hours to purchase such a thing, ie 5+/- weeks of their working year and given that most people have a house, car, children and many other things to spend money on don't you think that this is excessive for stop gap technology?? Even the press are at it, in todays Sunday Times (Doors section) they feature a 2 page article on TV's for the future and it really is leading the uninformed up the garden path. I, like most other people who read these threads, have done a lot of research and I think the main reason behind the trepidation when it comes down to an actual purchase is the fact that we all know the price/performance ratio will be SIGNIFICANTLY different in 12 months time. We all know that much better things are just around the corner, and yes I know all the arguments about you can go on waiting for ever but the fact is there are so many TV technolgies on the immediate horizon, not including better variations of the ones currently on offer that I can't help feeling that we are beeing duped into buying STOPGAP technology just to keep the industry rolling until the HD products have matured a little. Don't get me wrong, I really want a new large screen TV as much as the next man but do I want to spend £1000 - £2000 on a pup just to keep an industry ticking over until they get a proper product out?? If we were talking about £750 I might take the plunge for a make do set but I think i might be better off sticking with my very good 8 year old 29" Panasonic CRT for another 12 months because I think we will all be amazed this time next year when we see how far things have progressed. Just my two pennence worth, with nothing to sell and nothing that I have to justify having bought.