Thought that it was about time I put a few thoughts down on here that may help others that went thought the usual 36 dilemma. I was torn for weeks and weeks between the PF2 and the PD30. I rang the company (Sound and Vision) that I was buying from several times to discuss my pore delivery nerves after ordering the 36 PD30. I was so very close to changing my order to the Toshiba many times. In the end despite all the comments on here I went for the PD30. A few sleepless nights leading up to delivery did not help my anxiety! However it arrived and the previous advice I was given about planning and cables appears to have paid off. I was sent the idiots guide to connecting my AV setup. This includes a Sky digibox, SVHS video, Toshiba 220 DVD and a Sony STRDB930 receiver. Now I wanted the best possible picture so that if the PQ looked crap then I had ruled out everything cable related that I could. I spent about £150.00 on cables. This may seem a lot to some but I was able to get discount from the tech-link distributor/manufacturer and they even gave me a useful customer number and delivered in 24hrs. Purchased online they would have cost me considerably more. The guide I was given was perfect for a fool like me (Thanks John) Now onto the setup. Through the digibox the picture was appalling using RGB and I thought my fears were all coming true this TV really is crap. However a further trawl on here showed that this is a common problem so you just switch the digibox setting in the picture menu to PAL. This has resulted in excellent picture quality. I think it may be even better from SVHS on digibox but lets wait. The DVD player connected through component is fantastic. It makes no difference to quality if I watch a region 1 or 2 etc. They all look superb. I have had no black crushing problem, all blacks look very detailed. Nor have I had any white banding problems. Yes the black and whites are very powerful but not over poweringly (Such a word) so. The TV has no geometry problems it is perfect out of the box. No green tint either. The TV is a bit like looking through a window at times but I do not view this as a fault and mainly notice it on poor quality channels. Ass for the dirty mark effect YES mine has this to. But do not be put off my wife has never noticed it until I pointed it out and even then its not easy to see. I only notice it on pure white backgrounds (i.e. very rarely). The best way to describe this mark I think is that its like a small smudge you may get after cleaning your windows noticed in bright sunlight! Sound quality is far better than I expected from built in speakers. I do miss a little my Surround sound from my previous set but then all I need to do is switch the receiver on but cant always be bothered for normal TV. It does have effective bass and good separation given the Built in arrangement. In summary this I can live with. I love this TV and think it is a major step in the right direction for PQ. Oh yes and it is extremely heavy so burglars beware you may sustain an injury.