It's been said many times that there's always something better on the horizon than is available now, so if you're always waiting for the next "best" thing, you'll never buy anything. But, at the same time, anyone who buys something expensive just a couple of weeks before something far better appears, is going to be kicking himself as a result. Nothing available now seems quite there, yet. I managed (barely! ) to resist the temptation to order a Sharp LC37GA3E from Empire Direct for <£2K. I might have succumbed to a 50" 7th generation Pansonic plasma for ~£3.5K if it hadn't been for the lack of 720p/50Hz support. If there were a GA3 or GA4 version of the Sharp LC45GD1E I'd probably buy it, but the "Titanium" version is too expensive for what it is. At the smaller end I'd buy a Dell 2405FPW... if it were HDCP compliant and there weren't any 50Hz worries. I know I'm going to want to buy a better display in the next year or so, probably sooner. I think I can manage to keep myself in check up till the point when Sky HD launches, on the grounds that there's not really much point in buying an HD-capable screen if there's no easily available (and legal!) HD source. But, on the other hand, I probably would enjoy having a good, geometry-perfect display even now, especially if it could double up as a computer monitor. So the question is: of the things likely to arrive in the next 12 months or so, how many of them are worth waiting for? For example: Is the 50" Fujitsu 40-series going to be "the one" and nothing else improve on it significantly for another year? Are we going to see plasmas with a higher resolution than 1366x768 that are actually affordable? Will the 8th generation Panasonic screens be a big step up from the 7th? Are we going to see much better 1366x768 LCDs, or as-good-and-cheaper 1920x1080 LCDs? (Will the Sony Qualia 005 be impossibly expensive?) When will we see 1920x1080 DLP rear-projection in this country, and how will the picture compare to LCD and plasma? How soon will we see SED and its relatives, and how much of a difference will that make? In general: what are we expecting, and when?