After believing that I'd finally got a grasp of things, just before I was set to choose amongst my options, yesterday I read that one of the more expensive boxes wasn't even a scaler! Hellllllllp! To set the scene, I have a Viewsonic monitor (17", 1280 x 1024 resolution, 60/75 Hz) and would like to view a Freeview box and an unmodified games console via this screen (using component or s-video to either a VGA input or, via a switch box, DVI. Quality would be nice to have - but I don't expect anything approaching 'perfection', on my budget. All I really need to know is that I am looking at the right hardware for the purpose and perhaps, which I can 'get away with using'. Even the VTB-100 option (see below) is almost half of my monthly income and due to illness, I can't get out and view these things (if they even exist locally!) - so of course, it is important that I am careful in my selection. On the technical side of things, I realise that some of this video hardware is only 'good' for 1024 x 768. Whilst I realise this is less than ideal, if it is of any assistance, I find the monitor's scaling to be quite useable and a lot better than I'd expected. Should the extra degree of 'messing' have a massive effect on the image, however, I'll stay away. As I am trying to be brief, my current options are: 'AVT-3300 Universal hi-res video to XGA converter', £80 Composite and s-video only. Er... Vision VIVID VTB-100 'Progressive scan video to XGA scaler', £120 Aside from resolution, this appears to have everything I need and a TV tuner that I don't. Hmm, I don't know... Zinwell ProV+, £120 Pretty much the same as above, using a different chipset. Dah-da-dee... Zinwell Brite-View, £230 This time, everything including resolution - minus the option of DVI output. Tummm-tee-tum... Silicon Image/DVDO iScan range (Pro, Ultra, and HD), £400 to £1000 During several moments of madness* yesterday, I considered one of these delights (in the AV Classifieds - not new!). Although it sang all the right notes, I wasn't sure about their order; I couldn't find any information regarding PC resolutions. Just in case the HD should magically appear in the forum for a fiver... any good? *Which will inevitably return! Having read a lot of information (and misinformation!) and seen the occasional post on these forums, I figured it best to ask amongst people that really could know and perhaps gain some rather more comprehensive information. If my pursuits are anything to go by, a definitive response could prove rather useful to many others, too. Woah, I just remembered... For those of us with unmodded consoles, ability to use PAL 50 and PAL 60 modes is important - along with confirmation that these boxes can handle 50/60Hz conversions. I have seen that some, perhaps older, boxes can't deal with PAL 60 and with this being rather common with consoles, these days, I'd consider ability to handle PAL 60 very important. Finally, is there much of a delay introduced with the processing? I can imagine it to be quite bothersome with film/television and the racing games that I tend toward (briefly) playing; but mention of it seems surprisingly rare. I think that's everything. Thank you!