Ok, I've finally convinced my g/f to want to get an LCD or Plasma TV. We've been stuck with a 27" RCA which has SVideo and RCA jack issues for a while. I've been reading about the differences of the two tv types for a few days now and I'm undecided. I'm liking the price range for the Plasmas in the 42" range. The pros: Better contrast ratio, larger screen, better looking picture. Cons: (People have said these screens only last 1-2 years tops because they leak the gases) I've read that early generation Plasmas usually lasted 20,000 hours and that's about 10 years of viewing (6hours a day everyday). I've heard they've improved these to be better and equal to LCDs depending on generation and or brand/model (But which models). As far as LCDs go, for the same price range, I'm looking at a 37" screen. Pros: No glare, Less energy (negligable), (If the above Plasma Con is right, this has a longer lifespan) Cons: Lower quality picture than the Plasma, lower contrast ration, slightly fuzzier looking. and Smaller screen size for the price. Some of the models I've been looking at have been: Olevia 337H 37" LCD $649 Olevia 437V 37" LCD $749 Sampo 42V8 42" Plasma: $699 I'm looking to make a possible purchase tomorrow. Let me know.