I thought buying a tv would be easy but having read the threads I'm more confused than ever. I'm after a largish RPTV but it seems as though this could be a potential minefield ! I'm wondering whether to rent for a couple of years until plasma gets more affordable and the technology gets better. (You'd think that Plamsa would be the dogs b*llox but not after reading this N / G) So do I buy outright & risk a dud or rent which could still be a dud but at least you have more redress. If i rented at say £30 for 2 years (& peace of mind) which =£720 then maybe the plasmas will be "perfect" and come down a couple of grand too! Mind you.......... a new format will be out I expect by then making plasma look antiquated so you'll still be shelling out thousands to be at the forefront of technology which is still far from being perfect!!!