I have had my Philips 32PF9986 for just over a week now. I spent ages with magazines, reviews and on this forum until LATE at night. Having taken delivery I found myself checking the firmware, the pixals, listening for buzzing. I am now looking for a DVD player - same process: ages on the forum, loads of mags etc. The more I read and the more I find out the more sure I am that I will make a dreadful mistake and buy somethng that is consider to be a dud. Trouble is every machine seems to have someone who loves it and someone who feels it was made poorly specifically for them to buy. I reckon there comes a point where you just have to take the plunge.. stop reading and stop worrying.