Hello, I'm buying the above mentioned for a friend (no really!) and have decided that this looks like the best deal ATM. Discounting the PV500 as it seems this won't match the PE50 for contrast or look as good with non HD sources. So, what's my problem? Well, I am buying a whole system for him (AV amp, dvd, speakers etc) and had pretty much settled on a second hand Denon 2800II/2900/2910 or an Arcam 88+ for the DVD. But now I'm getting a free player with the plasma! Does anyone know if these are any good and how they compare to the above players? Might I be better off selling it for £150 say and getting something else? Also any ideas on a decent 5 speaker package? Front 3 must be regular sized (floor/stand mounts). No sub necessary. Up to £600. Ex dem or S/H not a problem but front 3 must match. Thinking of Wharfdale/Mission/Kef/AE etc. Thanks guys! Liam.