Perhaps there might be many people in my situation, and in any case I'd love to hear your opinions on this: Just bought a new 32" LCD with HDMI and the lot (sharp GD7), now looking for a dvd player. Not prepared to spend lots since it'll be blu-ray time in just a year anyway. So after lots of forum reading (v. helpful) and looking at what's available in shops etc here's the shortlist (accurate?): toshiba 240E: very cheap (i), only component. Unsure about quality of the video DAC. neutral design, nothing special. Pioneer 575a: more expensive, but allegedly very good video DAC. Once cable added, will be as expensive as the thing below. Also nice design. samsung HD950: quite expensive for something that'll be obsolete in a year or so, but nice looking. Has HDMI. And cable included So what do you think? spend the extra to connect via HDMI, or go for one of the analogue options? Would the samsung be any good via component in case another source is used for the single hdmi socket? At the moment inclined to go for the samsung option. PS: Don't believe in upsampling (samsung HD950 has it, but can be switched off). Comments very much appreciated! Thanks a lot!