I used to think nothing compared to a direct view TV. But now after seeing the Sony Plasma XBR, id strive to say they look better then their best direct-view. now my question really is, I was in a store looking at the 42' Sony Plasma (reg., not the XBR version) and I thought it looks just as good as that 34' Direct View Sony sells. Anyone else feel the same way? I was going to buy that 34" direct view because I didn't think I was gonna be able to get a picture that good from a plasma, but after seeing even the regular non-xbr plasma, im convinced it looks just as good as the direct view. I have a fully capable dvd-player to give me the best the TV can give me (Toshiba sd-9200) but i just wanna know if anyone still thinks the direct view looks better than the plasma line and why? **note the 34" im talking about is the widescreen direct view, and it is also an XBR while the plasma im looking at is not.