O.K., What gives? I was under the impression that the "newer" plasmas had a life expectency of 60,000 hours (8 hours/day for 20 years...)? From what I'm reading this ain't so. What a Binuch! I was all set to plunck down $6,000...I'm not brain-dead (nor blind...)plasmas look better to me than anything out there...Am I missing something? I've seen some LCDs that look pretty decent, but..? Maybe a few of you could point me in the "right" direction? Give me a couple of displays to look at... 42" to 60". I would like to connect my pc to the display and have a lot of flexiblity with formats...I would like to be able to use it every day, as in, "the family T.V.", am I asking too much to want my investment to last? Are we back to..."after a couple of years your plasma will begin to fade..."? I guess CRT is the way to go? What it's beginning to look like is that we'll all have a T.V. for everyday viewing and a "big screen" for DVD's...I know this must be a redundant question, so thanks for bearing with me.