I am a "newbie", but I have really enjoyed all the knowledge i have gained from this site. Anyway, if someone, or a hundred someones could help me ..id be grateful..i am on a budget of sorts and have decided to purchase either a Panasonic TH-42PD25UD, or a TH-PWD7UY. I'm trying to understand the differences between these two models. The 25UD costs more, but it seems like the majority are going with the 7UY. I know the t.v. stand comes with the 25UD, but what are the other differences, and how would they effect my purchase and the price Im going to pay. I watch 40% DVD, 40% sports and the rest is regualr tv veiwing with an occasional video game thrown in. Im sorry for the long windedness, but any help making a decsion would be appriciated. One more thing, do i have to buy special "boards" or "tuners" if i purchase the 7UY? Have a great day.