I have been researching plasma as much as I can prior to buying my first display. Having read so much and seen a few displays I have to consider the PW6 from Panansonic vs the Pioneer 434. Still waiting to see HDMI (hopefully this month) as this will help plus could solve the 'Which DVD player question too'. Digging deaper I can't dismiss the Fujitsu panel that Seven Oaks recommend nor the NEC from Audio T. Just read another thread here that triggered this latest quest for information that was talking about external video processing compared to the new Fujitsu system. Anyway the question: What are the different components of a plasma and how significant are they???? I have heard plasma glass mentioned - is that just the glass on the front or is that the gas bit too? If just the glass then what does this contribute? From some posts I would guess contrast is a possibility. Then there seems to be the video processing. This I feel (if it exists) could be really important. In this bag would be how the display handles analogue inputs such as component. Then how important would that be if I used DVI or HDMI? With the digital variants is progressive scan important still? If not then I could choose a different DVD player and get an external video processor and scaler. I hope this makes sense to somone and if so please shed some light on this for me. Thanks for any thoughts contributed, Chris.