Hi, I finally managed to actually get a Plasma (after all the planning). I got a silver model TH42PW5B, for a good price, new from Richersounds. The best quality connection Ive got connected at the moment is an Xbox connected via Component cable (MS HiDef pack). The Xbox is modded and running as an NTSC console in Progressive Scan (hacked support for DVD playback too). Playing DVDs via the XB, I noticed two problems during the brief testing I have given it so far: - Colour gradients look very low quality, like looking at a 256color reproduction (of certain colors only). - The image looks "dirty", for lack of a better word. It doesnt seem to be a resolution issue, as it actually looks crisp, but noisy, - On dark backgrounds I can see "green dot crawl". As it is now, I would almost say the Xbox looked better in 576i mode over the Svideo cable than 480p over Component. (athough to be fair, the "green dot crawl" was considerably worse over svideo) Also, after reading about how great the "blacks" are the Pannys can produce, Im a little underwhelmed. Considering the physical screen is a very dark grey, Im not sure how anyone could ever describe any black it produces as "pure black". Matt PS: I do like the screen and am very impressed in other regards.