I am a new AV Forum Member and joined because I am about to change TV to an LCD. Having done some homework and got some good feedback from Stephen Neal I have been doing some serious reading. As usual the more you learn the more questions arise. I plan to go for a 26" LCD with HDMI and current favourite is the Panny TX26LXD500. My new dilemma concerns upgrading my 4 year old Panny DVD player with a DVD Recorder. Naturally I will want to make full use of the TV's capability so I am looking for a recorder with HDMI output. However there seems to be very few if any available at the lower end of the market...say up to £400. Also would I see an PQ advantage playing my standard DVDs though the HDMI output? Finally would I see an improvement in off air TV via my Standard Sky Box and how should it be connected (I plan to buy some decent leads!).