From reading some of the Threads, I can see there are some real knowledgeable people out there.. I hope you can help me in the same way as you have helped others. Also, I'm not a techy so please keep any answers simple so I can understand. I am looking into upgrading my TV to a plasma and it appears the Panasonic 7series, gets everyones vote. I'm seeing a lot on here about HD and when selecting the Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY in the shop selection on this site, it says it's HD TV ready. Is this correct? I am still also working on convincing the wife, that Plasmas are the way to go. Only problem is, everytime we walk into a shop. The picture quality never appears to great on a plasma, compared to a normal TV. I have Sky+ at home, so am making a big assumption that the digital signal will look crystal clear once it is setup? I know HD stands for High Deifinition and can make a educated guess as to what it means. But from a non techy view, what is the real difference between this, a digital signal or a play back of a DVD?