I am a newbie and know virtually nothing about TV's, new technology, features, functions, etc... Last time I bought a TV was in 1997. The one thing I know is that I will not buy a rear projection TV under any circumstances. I just can not stand them. I have a budget of $2,000 +- a few bucks. With the size of the room it will be in and the seating distance, I need at least 42". Over 50" and the budget is too small. So I have been looking at the following and am seeking advise, experience with, and comments on the following. 50" Vizio Plasma HD Monitor model P50HDM. http://www.vizioce.com/site/products...ct_p50hdm.html 42" Vizio HDTV Plasma Model P42HDTV10A http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=338729 There are a variety of Phillips 42" Plasmas that meet my budget. Such as the PF5321D, and 42PF7320A to list a couple. How about the HP PL4260N HDTV plasma? The TV will be used primarily for regular TV viewing. Not a big movie guy. Obviously some movies will be viewed on it from a DVD and the occasional VHS. But it going to be primarily regular TV viewing. Thanks for your help and advise. I really appreciate it.