Firstly, I am completely new to this. However, I have found the forum a tremendous help, so thanks to all who have contributed. This posting might be a wee bit long as I've got a lot of questions. Our TV is about to die on us. From what I've read, it seems that widescreen is the way to go. We have a video recorder (albeit a 'cheapy') and SKY (basic package - no films or sport - although these are possibilities for the future). We don't have a DVD player, largely because I've felt it's a bit early to buy one, so this is also a possibility in the future. Connectivity is therefore quite important. It seems that there's all sorts of new technologies coming on stream, so we'd like the new TV to be able to cope/be upgraded to cope with as many of these as possible. Picture quality is vital - I have an eye condition than can cause epileptic fits if there is any flickering light. We don't have a huge sitting room (the furthest we can sit from the screen is about 10 feet) and, from what I've seen of widescreen TVs, they are quite big. We feel a 28" screen is the best size for the room but, if you experts suggest a 32" would really benefit us, we'd be prepared to move the furniture about to accommodate that. Our budget is a bit limited - we don't want to go much beyond £550-£600 (although we'd stretch to £650 if it was really worthwhile). That's the generalities over. Now for some specifics. 1. While I was waiting for confirmation of my forum membership, I checked some (more!) reviews. The Toshiba Strata 28ZD26 (£600) got what seems to be a good review in What Home Cinema, October 2003. Has anyone got one of these sets? If so, are you happy with it? And did anyone consider buying one of these, but settle for something else? If so, what put you off the Toshiba? 2. I went to John Lewis this afternon and saw a bewildering selection of widescreen TVs. The sales assistant was really helpful, and suggested a Panasonic TX28-PS12C. It seems (to me) to be nice, with what appears to be some good features. Any comments for or against? 3. I wanted to compare the picture on the Panasonic against a similar TV. The assistant showed me a Sony KV28-FQ70. The picture seemed much the same, but the TV is £300 more, doesn't have so many features, and, where it does have similar features to the Panasonic, they seem to be inferior. Any comments on this apparent anomoly? Are Sony TVs particularly good, especially reliable, or something? 4. I am attracted to John Lewis because of their price promise and 5-year guarantee. They will also set everything up, which would be great for me. However, if they don't stock the TV I end up buying, can anyone assure me that their TV was easy to set up (i.e. a manual that didn't miss out any steps and automatic setup that really was automatic)? I think that's everything. I'd be grateful for any comments or suggestions about the above - and, if anyone feels I've missed anything out, please feel free to reply letting me know. Many thanks for reading all this.