I intially wanted a small MP3/CD/radio system for my kitchen diner but found that there were hardly any on the market and those that were half decent were in the £200 region. I decided that maybe for that sort of money an all in one home cinema system may be a better option as most of them play MP3's and it would let me move to DVD's when flat screen LCD's become more affordable. Having looked at the forums I have decided that maybe the best options in this price range are : Panasonic SCMT1 (£220), Pioneer DCS-313 (£240 multi region) , Panasonic SC-HT-500 (£240) and JVC TH-A35R (£200). So primarily I am looking for sound quality with CD's and MP3's so I think that may well rule out the JVC from the review I read. The advantage of the JVC is that it came with both Lord of the Rings DVDs. The Pioneer comes with 3 DVD's for £5 of dubious quality. Has anyone any recommendations if I was only considering CD/MP3 playback?