Ah, how do you choose? You're spending between £500 and a grand and want to get it right and get the best match for everything else you've got. Anyway, my short (long) list is this:- Arcam DV88Plus Cons : Had loads of firmware updates, still got problems, Arcams rather unreliable "upgrade" paths, not as good build quality as others, local shop not doing discounts, no DVD-A, no tunable options on the progressive chipset, no simultaneous progressive & interlaced output. Pros : Matches rest of gear. gets loads of firmware updates, built in selectable prog audio delay Denon 2800MkII Cons : firmware problems, no DVD-A, no searching MP3, can't find anywhere local to borrow & demo. Pros : Cheapest. Good build quality, MP3, video/progressive mode Denon 3800 Cons : firmware problems, dodgy laser assemblies on S/N < xxxxxxx1000, can't find anywhere local to borrow & demo. Pros : good build quality, picture CD, DVD-A, 2 x SCART, video out/mode, squeeze, prog mode, built in prog audio delay, good gamma adjustment Toshiba SD9500E Cons : Expensive, prog only 3:2?, not much else known about it - is user manual online? can't find anywhere local to borrow & demo. Pros : doesn't have firmware problems, good build quality, DVD-A Toshiba SD900E Cons : pseudo PAL prog (what is this?), not much else known about it - is user manual online? can't find anywhere local to borrow & demo. Pros : doesn't have firmware problems, good build quality Onkyo 939 Cons : expensive multi region, no PAL prog?, does the prog work on flags only? Pros : good build quality, DVD-A, THX Ultra, adjustable Y/C correction, prog 4:3 size, local shop has one in for £1100. To go with this lot: Arcam A32 + DAVE + 2 x P25, Philips 9763 32" w/s TV, Sony VPL VW-10HT pj connected directly to DVD via component and to AV amp via S-Video. Any comments on my observations? Any help? Aaaarrrggghhh! I hate doing this!