Hi folks, Thought I would put this out on a seperate thread as there seems to have been an almost polarisation of opinion in this set over the last 6 weeks or so. Home Cinema Choice has finally reviewed the set and ..... it got a thumbs up and an HCC 'Best Buy' The general impression was [ .. Unquestionably, the HD-D45's finest asset is it's picture quality. The biggest improvement over the Axium 50 comes in the area of noise during ordinary Tuner and RGB feeds ... it's handling of broadcast pictures, especially via an RGB Scart-connected Sky digital receiver, actually suffersless with noise than many a high-end CRT TV.] The reviewer did mention that the set needed careful setup (a point I certainly agree with and messed around with my settings for ages ) Recomendation is: Contrast 42, Brightness 40, Colour to around 45, sharpness 0 and set Eco mode on. One setting I would add to this is on the Sources, turn off the Noise Reduction (ie it's 0). If this is a pukka review, then this guy is clearly having a very different experience to many of you who have posted here ... For myself, I am not having the picture issues either and demo'ed both the Axium 50 and HD45 as well as Plasmas. I would be interested in seeing what settings others have had ... Interestingly, the reviewer pointed out that in looking at DVD playback through the DVI connection, he noticed 'exaggerated amounts of blocking and mosquito noise' and contacted Sagem about it but when he viewed HD material on a PC using same connection, there was an improvement. Hmmm ... there is certainly a mixed bag out there .... Cheers, Daz PS Oh, yeah ... this one for zAndy1 ... Nope, he didn't mention the frosty screen ..