Hi After much deliberating, I bought a Panasonic 42-pwd8. Set up on a pedestal stand, it is 2.8m (9.18 feet) from the sitting position. I have it in cinema mode, with contrast at -12 and brightness at -10. Will DVE it after 200 hours. The colours are fabulous, the plasma is better than I could have imagined and I am not in any way sorry that I did not go for my other choice, the 37PV500. I currently have NTL RGB scart through JS converter to component, and Panny S97 via component, both switched through my Denon 2105 amp, to the panel via component to VGA lead. DVD looks stunning, NTL is variable. HOWEVER - one thing that is bothering the hell out of me is that in 16:9 and JUST mode I can see individual pixels, especially in white or light areas. Writing especially is very pixelated - I can see the individual dots. This is particularly bad on TV, but I can also notice it on 16:9 DVDs, although anamorphic wider screen DVDs that have black bars above & below, seem OK. I thought that the distance might be too small, but there have been tons of people on this forum who suggested 42 (and even 50) inch screens are OK at this distance. I try and step back (now viewing at a slight angle, and at about 4m) and I can't make the individual pixels out, and the writing on subtitles or logos looks smooth. In many of the distance calculators I looked at, the borderline between suggested 37 and 42 was around 8-10 feet, which is the distance I am sitting. Is this something in my setup, in the picture settings, or the way that the panel is scaling? Or am I just noticing something that others don't? Any suggestions or help will be much appreciated. Oh, and I cannot afford £700 worth of scaler, so I am hoping this is a setting issue!