Hello, I'm looking at making the jump to hdtv, and have pretty much narrowed my choices to between the panasonic 50" PT50DL54 and the samsung 50" HLR5064W (i believe its the same as the american hlr5067w). Anyone have any experiance with these models? Also i'll be watching the tv from a distance of about 8 feet, is that too close? One more point: does anyone know how these tv's will display dvd's? Thanks.