I have been seriously considering a Tosh rp, either 42WH36 or the 51" version. I know that the crt focus is not usually set very sharply and can be improved, and that in Currys they seem to look a lot worse than they should do. I have read the very informative info on setting up the Tosh rps by Demon and Nathan- excellent. I wonder if compared with conventional CRT displays and even plasma, the fresnel screen has a softening affect on the picture, thereby necesitating (bad spelling) a longer viewing distance. This would be strange as a fresnel lens has the effect of condensing and directing the incident light from the CRTs into a parallel light output, for a better view. -So who knows??? I only mention this, because I know the Tosh rps can have a fantastic picture, but in Currys, the only place I have to view them, the picture resembles murky VHS- hardly inspiring!!! To see any scan lines at all (in natural mode) I had to stand with my head a couple of inches from the screen- hense poor focus? I emailed Tosh about the viewing distances from a 42WH36 and a 51WH36 and they replyed the next day- very good- that they reccomend 3 to 8 m !!!!! Thats 9' 10" to 26' 3" in old money. If I buy a large TV, I don't want to have to sit in the next room to view it- it would look Tiny!!! Incidentally, my eye to screen distance will be exactly 9 feet. Anyway, just for comparison, Sony reccomend a minimum distance of 1.7m (5' 7") for their 44DX2 (42.5" actual size), which I suspect to be a little on the close side, but better than 3-8m!! So Demon if your reading this, is it possible to improve the focus dramatically from murky VHS type pictures, to ones I can comfortably watch from 9 feet away, without thinking they are soft? Thanks all, Pete.