Discovered AV Forums yesterday..... Makes very interesting reading. Now I researched 36" models last week and was swayed to the Philips 36PW9607. Mainly because of the reviews. (Yes I believe everything I read). Got what I thought was a reasonable deal from Comet. TV with Stand 5 Yr Extended DVD740VCR Monster Gold Scart Lead all in for £1899 Set it up, sat back and the doubts started to creep in. Firstly those mid screen markers on the side black edge stuck out like tits on a bull. Reading some of the messages here it appears that this is a sign of a Panasonic Quintix CRT being used by Phillips. Not happy about that for one. If I wanted Panasonic I would have bought one. Secondly and this is probably my fault, I took the advice of the sales bloke and opted for the DVD740VCR Combo in order to be able to Play or archive VCR to DVD. I was also interested in the "Easylink" feature on the 36PW9607 that would allow me to mainly use just the one remote. Well found out the DVD740 does not support "Easylink" so have to use both remotes. Three If I inclde the "Crappy" Telewest/Eurobell analogue remote. (Cant get Planning Permission for Sky Dish). Thirdly taking what I presume is a 16:9 feed from Sky News or BBC24 the top and bottom of actual transmission is truncated. I am presuming (and again from reading some messages here) that this may have something more to do with the Telewest/Eurobell setup. But it still irks me on a nearly 2K set. So ....... wise ones........ can I ask your advice and opinions before I set my mind to changing over to Sony: 1. What is the real relevence of the Panasonic CRT being used by Philips. Are they really inferior to Philips CRTs? 2. I think I need to buy a DVD and VCR as seperate units. I'd like to stay with Philips assuming I keep the TV. Also would probably like a read/write DVD. Any suggestions as to Philips range? 3. Any advice on using Telewest/Eurobell analogue with the setup I described. 4. Any advice or comments on the best quality Scart leads? I tingle with antisipation to your replies!