My wife and I are looking to replace our old Sony 25" TV with a nice new 32"/36" widescreen set which has been narrowed down to the usual suspects (Philips 9617/9607 and Toshiba ZD26/29) along with a couple of others. However we are finding it very hard to justify spending a large amount of money on something we have yet to see working properly! Everywhere we go (comets, currys, etc) all of those TVs look absolutely horrendous, especially the Philips whos picture looks almost like a painting (thats the best way I can describe it). All of our attempts at at adjusting the settings, based on what we have read here, have met with a little success but the feed in these shops is obviously the main fault. But asking to connect a DVD player to any of these is met with such looks that would put Medusa to shame! Obviously we know that these sets must have excellent pictures otherwise they wouldn't be getting such a great deal of praise from people here but it is hard to put the cash down on something which we have yet to see. Are we being too picky? How did you lot decide on the TV you have? On another point, most of the sets we are looking at do have dolby digital/dts sound built in and we want to know if they are any good. Again we have yet to hear the sets working so would like your opinions please. We know they will not be as good as seperates but our budget only goes so far at present. Thanks for reading this and we hope someone can help us.