Selfridges have the Panasonic VIERA TH-42PE50B on display with the pw7 next to it, and what can i say the pw7 seems to win hands down . The G8 panel is very bright and lively, but the amount of noise and fuzziness seems very worrying. I initally put this down to the poor siganl but even DVD(bose ) was disapointing, with panning shots displaying judder and noise . I spoke to the sales guy, who to be honest was very clued up, and a member on these forums, he said they were very disapionted with the new panny and seems to think the pv500 will be even worse with SD material. His advice was get a pw7 wait for 3 years then get a decent HD display, which to be honest seems a bloody good idea.