Bump... bringing this thread back to life. My dad is seriously considering getting a plasma in the next month or so. Up to this point we have survived on a 28" Sony (100hz) in a 20ft x 10ft room. Just today we went into Currys to "window" shop. Saw the Pioneer 43" and the LG and Sony (can't remember the sizes of these) and also the Samsung as mentioned above. I'm going to browse a few of the TV mag's to look into the pro's and con's of the Plasma. I wasn't aware of the fade of the screens. If the timescale is like what's been described above then I can't see a Plasma in our house lasting past 2 years . I would say that on a weekday our current 28" Sony is on from 5pm 'ish to 12pm 'ish, Saturday is again 5pm 'ish to 12pm 'ish. Sunday is almost 8am 'ish to 12pm 'ish (must stop 'ishing ). There are 7 of us in the house and if one of us is not watching SKY/Normal Tv then my dad is probably watching his Turkish Satellite. Are there any good dedicated forums where there a few more people with Plasma experience?