OK Id really appreciate some help here and feel that this is the only place that I can really get any advice that is worth its salt. Basically Ive got a limited budget and dont want to make the wrong choice as I wont be getting a second chance. Firstly these are the models that Ive eliminated from my selection SAMSUNG SP50L7HX it looks gorgeous but I its pricey and I hear that the viewing angle could be better (can anyone confirm this) Optoma RD50 as I believe that this set has problems when playing back NTSC material and Ill be mainly be playing NTSC R1 DVDs on it. The 2 sets that I have it narrowed down to are . Sagem Axium for price, screen size, connections and the general comments about picture quality that Ive read on in different posts on this forum. HITACHI 42PD5200 yes I know its a plasma but its the set that I originally had my eye on before I was even aware that DLP sets exist (theyre a new discovery to me) and its at the top end of my budget with a decent screen size (although not as tempting as 50) and good connections. Would the picture quality of the Sagem be comparable to the Hitachi plasma, not as good or superior (even). Any help and advise on which large screen set to drop for would be much appreciated as time us running out (would like in time to view over Xmas) and the money will probably get confiscated by the Mrs soon to pay some bills.