Hi all, I've been lurking these forums for the past month or so, reading and doing whatever research I could before buying my first HD-ready TV. I'm quite a newb as far as AV goes, so this is quite a big step for me. Until now, I've been using crappy TVs. Until today, I've been looking at the Panasonic PT47WX52. However, I found a nice deal this morning for the Panasonic PT47WX42, which is the exact same model except without the screen protector and with 2 speakers less. It's also got a smaller remote. But it's several hundred dollars cheaper. I also got an in-store credit for $250 CDN (free with the purchase), which I quickly spent on a Panasonic Progscan DVD player and some component cables. I've read most of the beginner's primer and the merged Burn-in thread. However, I still have some lingering questions. If they were mentioned elsewhere please forgive me. 1.) I've been used to crappy TVs, so I have no idea how to keep the screen clean beyond using a damp towel. Do these TVs have special screens that need different care to keep clean? 2.) Surge protectors. I've been told this is a must. Will any 10 dollar powerbar I find at the local drugstore do the job? They all claim to have "surge protection". Is there more to it? 3.) What should I do first? I know that the first thing I shold do is turn down the brightness and contrast from torch mode. I recall a site that suggested "turn it down to no more than 75% of what the TV is capable of". Is this adequate? 4.) Calibration. I have yet to acquire one of these calibration disks. Will it be safe to watch the TV in the meantime without calibration, provided I keep brightness/contrast down and keep static images to a minimum? 5.) 100 hour run-in period? Is this actually necessary? And what would you do during this period? Sorry about all the questions, but I really wanna take care of this TV. It ain't exactly cheap. :b Boy, I'm super excited. I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight. THANKS!!