I am currently debating the following 50" screens and would like views/opintions on which would be the best one to get on an overall scale. - Panasonic VIERA TH-50PV30 - Panasonic TH-50PHD7 - Pioneer PDP-505XDE - Pioneer PDP-50MXE1 Budget aside I am getting increasingly confused regarding all the new high definition stuff going around and whether it really is as big as we are making out. Maybe it would be easier to assist me in the screens not to get, narrowing my selection down. I have seen the panny VIERA in the flesh and looks amazing. Picture was faultless and the unit itself looks great and was my first choice. I am however now looking at others on the market and these two seem to be equally as good and better in some aspects. i loved the picture quality of the VIERA and assume the PHD7 woujld equal that of the VIERA set. what else differs these two screens? What are the differences with the two Pioneer models? The Pioneers look very impressive (moreso the new XDE) and have read supports most/all the new high definition outputs. Is the picture quality as good? is it worth the loss in image quality for the technological advances? I'm quite stuck as to where I should go with these. Any help would be most appreciated.