What a quandry I find myself in. I have recently returned from my local Richer Sounds where I had gone to view and possibly purchase a Pioneer PDP503HDE for £4278. I was presented with the ubiquitous 'Finding Nemo' and 'Toy Story'. The screen was straight out of the box and may have needed some fine tuning/ alterations. It was attached to a Marantz DVD (I don't know the model) via a scart (S-Video wasn't used). The images on Finding Nemo and Toy Story were both just ok, whilst watching an action movie (Rush Hour 2) the images were very granulated and pixelated. Certainly not what I had envisaged. Everything had an overall 'fuzzy' feel. I was gutted. whilst watching this I noticed a Hitachi 42PD5000 in the background. This I tested with the same films. Blacks were black and flesh and skin tones seemed excellent. This was how I imagined the images should be. They didn't have one in store but were expecting a delivery today !12 May 2004) and I placed an order for one. I returned home and carried out some research. I was able to find it cheaper in only 1 place by £125 excl of delivery. Richer Sounds were throwing in a free wall bracket, delivery and scart adapter box. I found several favourable reviews by US customers then I came across one particular thread which really threw a spanner in the works. Apparantly during some soaps, gardening programmes, holiday programmes etc etc (Location Location Location - Changing Rooms - Ground Force etc etc. I apologise to non UK readers who are probably wondering what these programs are, but I guess you get the gist) skins tones around the face contours on these programs turn from flesh colour to green/red when they move across the screen and then back to flesh when the movement stops. This does not happen all the time , but enough to be disconcerting and to spoil the enjoyment and realism of the program. I have read quite a lot of reviews on the Pioneer PDP434HDE and these seem very favourable yet I haven't been able to see on working yet. I have also just read a review of the Pioneer PDP-504 HDE in June's ed of Home Cinema Choice which also seems favourable. However, again I have yet to see this myself. So do I get the Hitachi 42PD5000, the Pioneer PDP434HDE or the Pioneer PDP434HDE??? I would appreciate any help on this matter as I have the money burning a hole in my pocket and I'll probably spend it on beer.