Ive had an offer accepted on an apartment and Ill be moving in by the end of the month. Now, I didnt know the first thing about TVs until a few weeks ago, but since then Ive been doing a lot of research. Still, I probably only know about 1% as much as you guys, so thats why Im here; to ask for some advice. - Ill be sitting about 2.5 to 3.0 metres away from my TV. - My budget can stretch as far as £1,000 however Id really prefer to keep it down as much as possible. - As far as Im concerned, the bigger the screen size the better. - I dont use the TV that much perhaps a couple of hours per day. I need it for terrestrial TV, perhaps a couple of DVDs per month, possibly Sky/Cable/Freeview in the future, and possibly a games console (although unlikely). - Regarding HDTV, obviously itd be nice to have that option, but Im not sure if theres any point in me having it? I mean, theres a 50/50 chance Ill have Sky within the next couple of years, and I dont exactly watch tonnes of DVDs. Ive been looking at a whole range of different TVs: - Part of me wants to splash out on a 42 plasma TV Ive seen a 42 Grundig at Argos for £999 and a 42 Neovia at Currys for the same price. Are these models a total waste of money? Obviously they're hardly "big names". But for my purposes, would that matter? - Ive also taken a fancy to some 32 LCD TVs such as the LG RZ32LZ50 (is this HDTV ready?!) for around £840 at Dixons and the Toshiba 32WL56 for the same price. I also quite like the 27 Toshiba 27WL56 (HDTV ready) for £630, although Im worried Id regret not getting a bigger screen size. - Alternatively, Ive seen a 42 rear projection Toshiba model in Dixons for £599. I realise that the picture isnt great, but do I really need a top quality model? Would this suffice for my purposes? Would I be able to get it up two flights of stairs?! - Taking it one step further, would I be wise to just go for a standard 32 widescreen TV for around £400 while waiting for HDTV LVD/Plasmas to fall in price over the next couple of years? A couple of other general questions: - Would you recommend buying off the internet (where the prices seem cheaper) or from a larger retail store (like Currys)? I'd like peace of mind if my TV became faulty. - How easy would it be for me to mount a plasma/LCV television to the wall? Bear in mind I'm a complete beginner. As you can see, Im very much open to all the different options. What would you do in my situation? And why? Id really appreciate your response.