hello there, Sorry for another 26" thread, but I thought I would start my own one rather than trying to hijack everyone elses. So far I started with the asda dual 26" and was happy with the overall quality of it, but realised it wasn't strictly HD ready. the main connections I would want are: 1x hdmi for ps3/xbox360 next year 1x vga for laptop monitor out (native for gfx card is 1400*1050. no dvi connection) 1x component in for dvd player scarts composite etc a bonus (video player / ps2 in the short term) the main uses are: 1. The primary reason for it to be HD ready @ 720p is for a ps3 investment next year. I can't see myself buying a new hddvd player and new media as I have 100+dvd's already and happy with watching them at present quality levels. 2.a) A second monitor for my laptop. This is also a very important feature as I want a second montior setup to make it easier researching coursework and searching the internet. The graphics card is a m10 radeon 9600, so it is fairly old with only a vga/s-video out. On the asda model it had 1280*1000ish native resolution and was acceptable but I did not like the viewable hight of websites etc as I am used to viewing them at 1400*1050 on my laptop. It won't stop me from buying one with this setup, but would a 1360*768 be more up my street. (sharp and jvc models?) 2.b)Games, I liked playing Cs:S on the 26" screen and didn't recognise any loss in quality on the asda set-up. 3. I may leave my dvd player at home and watch dvd's through my laptop vga combo. Is this a good solution or is the vga not as capable as component out? I am not an audio/videophile and accept that lcd's do have minor problems still with slight ghosting or tearing, but at the same time I really want a high quality picture as this is a lot of money to put into a tv, I am a student after all things I want as a bonus: 1. speakers along the bottom are important to me, but the budget has the last say... 2. built in freeview box I would really like to reduce the amount of boxes in my room as next year my flat will be more cramped than at home. Are they same as external boxes, or do you loose function by it being built in. 3. tv guide for freeview? I think some may not have this feature (epg i think it s is called) 4. I'm not fussed with 100000 page teletext with 800 channels but picture in picture could be useful occasional. Not a requisite though. so that a big list to troll through, thank you for getting this far. now comes the budget: lots of overtime spent in a factory all summer has produced about £800 pounds to spend on a new tv, but can stretch to £1000 if there is a noticeable difference in quality/ function. The lower the price, the more I can save towards uni food budget and ps3 next year the sets that have interested me so far are: jvc 26 d6 sharp titanium 26" I am getting confused with witch models are out already and which will be released soon. Timescale is not a massive factor, but would be nice if I could get the tv september time, otherwise I would wait until Christmas time. But september sounds a whole lot better Thank you for reading through my thoughts and desires, and If anyone can give me a list of new 26" coming about, or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. I am going to have a look this afternoon and I'll report back some more models that I think will suite me. Thanks again, Matt.