Im ready to upgrade to a DVD recorder (preferably HDD), plus a new LCD TV, from VHS and an old CRT. These forums are a huge help, but a little learning is a dangerous thing for a non-technical newbie. So Im still worried about making a big mistake in one area that matters a lot to me. In addition to watching/recording TV and occasional DVDs, I want to play slide-shows of JPEGs from digital cameras and a quality transparency scanner. I propose to create these slide-shows on my PC and burn them onto CD-Rs (I gather that DVD recorders can have trouble with JPEGs on DVDs). I know I have to make sure that my DVD recorder has JPEG capability. I also (think I) know that I have to save my JPEGs as baseline not progressive. But what else do I need to look for when choosing a DVD recorder to ensure that my JPEGs look their best on a new LCD TV? In particular: a) How can I take maximum advantage of an LCDs resolution (itll be 1366 x 768, I expect)? b) Do I need to be sure of having specific DVD-to-LCD connections if I want to view good-quality JPEGs? c) Does DVI matter for JPEGs? d) Does the HD debate matter for JPEGs? e) Does progressive scan matter for JPEGs? f) Do I just need a DVD recorder which can display JPEGs, or would I get better-quality screen images if the DVD recorder could also handle VCD and/or SVCD. g) If the VCD/SVCD issue does matter, which would give me the best PQ? h) Ive read that some DVD recorders take a long time to load the next JPEG in a slide-show. Is there anything to look for in the specifications to minimise this risk? (I have a lot of photos to handle, so Id much prefer not to have to make low-res copies of each one just to view on my LCD). i) Ive read that (the better) Panasonics only handle JPEGs on DVD-RAM, not CD-R. That sounds like a limitation but is it? All things being equal, which system makes most sense for the long term? (Id like to reduce the risk of having to re-burn all my photos at some future date.) j) Im not too interested viewing images off an SD-card or a PCMIA card unless someone persuades me that this is a far better solution than putting my slide-shows onto Cds. k) Does anyone have any especially-JPEG-friendly DVD-HDD recommendations? Or recommendations for JPEG-friendly non-HDD recorders? l) Not quite the right forum, I know but does anyone have any particular 32 inch LCD recommendations for viewing JPEGs at high quality? m) And finally what else havent I thought of? Where else might I go wrong? Apologies in advance for some idiot questions (but I really have tried to make as much sense as I can of earlier exchanges on these forums...).