these are the basics i want progressive scan, 100hz, pure flat tube, sharp picture and oh yeah very sharp picture (and no i cant afford an lcd). if theres anything else that is trully useful and not just a gimic fill me in. now went to currys and theyve got a sony kv32cs70u which he tells me has progressive scan, but sony's site doesnt seem to tell you if any of there sets are progressive. also ive looked at, online at least, panasonics tx32pd50 which looks good. ive also heard the philips pixel plus stuff is good and that house of fraiser has this 9788 cheap. my budget is £900 max really, thats online and special prices, so probably more like £1300 mufaturers retail. thanks to all who reply and put me out of my confused misery.