Well, for Xmas, my wife bought me the "Band of Brothers" DVD set and instantly I thought, I need surround sound, so $2500 later I'm all smiles. Then I decided that I should run my cables and speaker wire through the walls and through the crawl space, so $120 and an entire Saturday spent moving things and running wire, and everything is now perfect. Well, the very next day, we decide to sell our house and move closer to work (Isnt' that how it goes? Get your house just the way you want things, then move). Well, the house we found has a perfect entertainment room in the basement, but we'll be letting a friend stay with us for a while, and the living room is not set up nice for any kind of a TV, unless it is small and on a stand. The only option we really have is hanging a plasma screen on the wall and going that way. The more I think about it, the more it interests me (Other then the high price tag) I think I can swing $5k, but that's about it. What kind of specs should I be looking for and the minimum resoulution. I would like to get a 42 inch screen and I've been comparing two Panasonics. Model Number: TH42PWD5UY Manufacturer : Panasonic List Price: $5995 Lowest Price: $3779 Screen Size: 42" Resolution: 853X480 Contrast Rate: 3000:1 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 and Model Number: TH42PHD5UY Manufacturer : Panasonic List Price: $7995 Lowest Price: $5549 Screen Size: 42" Resolution: 1024 x 768 Contrast Rate: 3000:1 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 How much is the $1800 buying me with the second one? The first one is rated as the most popular Plasma Screen sold, but I am guessing the lower cost has a lot to do with that. The second one was rated as the 3rd most popular.