Ok - my mind is teetering on the edge of a small handful of options and will let your valued opinions push me over the right edge. HAve been lurking for a while and been visting CCity and Best Buy to help narrow my decision - at this point, this is how I see it: * My viewing habits are pretty evently split between watching DVDs, watching HD Cable and playing console games. If anything, DVD watching probably more like 40%. * am looking for a 42"-ish plasma. My price range is, well, based on what one should pay to get an excellent 42"-ish plasma. I would say, though, I would like to get something that will last a few years (4-5) and has some staying power. Would be willing to go up to 6,000-6,5000. * LAstly, per my choices below, if you have any comments on whether either of them will be replaced by newer models and I should wait an extra month or so. Ok - from my homework, here is where I am: 1) Panasonic 42PX25U/P. Advantages are = seems it has a good reputation on these boards. Best Buy sells it so aquring it is easy. Price in the right neighborhood. 2) Pioneer - PDP4341HD. Advantages are = good reputation (I think). It is 43" vs. 42" which, while only an inch more, it appeals to me. Also, Best Buy also carries it. 3) Fujitsu - Their 42" model. This one is on the list because I keep reading that they are the best out there. The disadvantages is I am not sure where here locally it is sold and haven't heard which model specifically is better than another. 4) OTHER - If you think there is something better for my money than the three up there would love your opinion If there are things I am not thinking about, am curious to hear about that as well. n advanced thanks to anyone who replies to this post. Its a huge help hearing those with expertise and particurly with hands on experience.