Hi, Can anyone advise me please? I need a new tv and started looking at rp mainly because you can get a 42" for less than £1000. However after just a short time looking people were telling me that the lamps in these things probably only last about 6000 hours and cost anything from £150 to £350 to replace. If this is the case is it not cost effective to buy a 42" plasma for about £2200. Over say a 10 to 12 year period would this not work out cheaper. Sorry if what I have said is complete rubbish but this is what I am being told by various salesmen.