Hi, I've been reading the other threads with intrigue, as I am interested in buying the Sony KF-42SX300, and since seeing i can get 30 months interest free credit from Robert Whyte, my mind is almost made up. I still have a few questions though, so i wonder if someone who owns the set could help me come to a final decision? 1) I usually watch TV/Movies in a dark room, i prefer it that way as it's more of an immersive experience. Will the blacks be "black" when the room is dark (more or less pitch black), or will they still be grey? 2) If the "blacks" are grey, how grey are they? For instance, would you say they are very near black, ie charcoal grey, or would they be a lighter colour, perhaps gunmetal grey? 3) Does this "slow-down" effect that has been mentioned only affect TV signals? I don't actually watch TV, i only watch DVD's and play PS2 games on my TV, so i would like to know if these will be fine on this model. 4) Same goes for the pixelation effect. Will it be a factor in DVD's and games? 5) I intend to hook the TV up to my PC and use it as a large monitor, for watching DIVX movies, and playing PC games. Will the quality be acceptable for use as a monitor in these situations, and also in Windows? Using a regular CRT with tv out gives an unacceptably blurry and flickery image during windows, and a blurry image during everything else. 6) I don't intend to buy the stand for this TV, as i would rather put it on a large desk, especially since i intend it to function as a secondary PC monitor. Will the TV Stand up safely of its own accord without the official Sony stand? Thanks for your time, i hope someone can help me out with some answers. I'm planning on buying a new TV in August after I move house, and thus far, this model is the only one i've found with a decent resolution (1366x768) which might just make the VGA bearable. Regards Marc PS - sorry, this is a repeat of a reply i made to another post, but i thought it would be more visible here.