"I'm so tired / tired of waiting / tired of waiting for yoooooou..." No, I'm not an ex-member of the Kinks seeking solace for my faded glory in expensive AV equipment; I'm just a fair-to-medium ignorant consumer who has succumbed to "spec panic" once too often! About ten months ago I went through all the options that were currently available in the flat-panel market. I was all set to buy one. I'd decided that plasma screens weren't an option for me (my girlfriend's kids are prone to pausing DVD's and then going off and doing something else for hours at a time) and I'd checked out all the LCD screens available. I bottled out at the last minute because of a whole raft of new LCD screens that were a month or two away from the shops, which promised to get black levels to near-plasma quality and reduce motion blur. So, I waited. Then, more and more true HD 1080p panels came onto the market and I thought I'd wait a while for the prices to trickle downwards, and they have. Yesterday, I cracked - or thought I had. I zipped out to local electrical retailers and started looking at HD panels again, fully intending to buy one. I saw, for the first time, the utterly gorgeous-looking 46XF355 from Toshiba; what a beauty! Not only that, but the price was right; after a bit of negotiating, I could have picked it up for £1200... Of course, you can't really test something like that in the shop. It isn't set up properly, the lighting conditions don't let you determine how good the black levels are, and the SD content is coming from a signal source so inadequate that the TV is complaining about a poor signal. Tempted though I was, I didn't buy one there and then. I came home, and looked for a professional review before deciding between the Toshiba 46XF and its Sony equivalent. Of course, I couldn't find a professional review of the 46XF; I guess it hasn't been out long enough. I did, however, find you guys. It was with a howl of anguish that I learned that "some time soon" there will be a ZF panel on the way, and that it's likely to be relatively inexpensive; on the one hand the last thing I needed was another reason to wait! On the other hand, if the ZF screens are coming out in February, wouldn't I just be foolish to buy an XF now? Surely the 100hz MotionFlow feature will be worth the wait? And if it turns out not to be that great after all, isn't it bound to make the XF panel prices fall yet further? On the other other hand (yes, that's three hands: I've been known to sprout as many as six extra limbs during a major purchasing crisis ), isn't there ALWAYS going to be another screen due "in the next couple of months" that's going to supercede the one I'm in love with right now? Surely if I like the look of a TV and it sounds like it will suit my needs at a price I can comfortably afford, I ought to just buy it? Given that I'm currently having to watch movies on a 23-inch screen from 10ft away, isn't it time that I stopped prevaricating and just damn well BOUGHT something? For all you folks wrestling with this and similar questions; what would you do? Is it worth waiting? Is the ZF going to be so much better than the XF that I ought to hang onto my cash? Or am I completely deluded and should be spending the money on a totally different LCD panel that I haven't yet encountered? I only make major purchases like this every few years, so whatever decision I make I'm stuck with it for the forseeable future... Help me out here folks; I really, really need the advice! PS: I'm planning on getting a decent (Sony RDR series) upscaling DVD recorder, and a PS3 for Blu-Ray content as I think HD-DVD is likely to wither away and die... I don't know if that information helps you to help me or not!