I have been looking to buy an LCD TV for a few months now, and have done a lot of comparison of what is out there, as well as having bought one model and sent it back because I wasnt happy with the PQ. What I have been looking for is a TV that gives excellent PQ with current broadcasts, but is also HD ready. One conclusion that Im reaching is that I havent seen any LCD TV of 26 or above, thats PQ I was really happy with when viewing normal 576 line TV pictures from the kind of distance that I do in my living room (2-3 metres). To a certain extent this is also true of the large widescreen CRTs that I have looked at when viewed from this range. The closest LCD set that Ive seen to producing flawless 576 line images is the Sony KLV26 HG2, I assume due to its WEGA Engine processing, but I need a PC input so its no good to me. Even with picture processing such as WEGA Engine or Pixel Plus, no 32 LCD I have seen looks great at a couple of meters viewing distance. However, I have thought that from the same distance, 23 displays do appear to give much better PQ when viewing normal 576 line images. As I will be using the TV mainly for viewing normal TV, at least for the next couple of years, I came to the conclusion that a good 23 LCD would suit my purposes best. After ruling out all the sets with no PC connections (bye bye Sony and Panasonic ), I first settled on the Phillips 23pf9956. However, this set does not support HD and is based on a pretty old panel, so when the Samsung LE23R41B came out, I decided that it could be a better bet. Sadly, although the Samsung has component inputs, so I assume is HD compatible, unlike its bigger 26 and 32 brothers, it has no HDMI input. This seemed like a very strange omission. Most recently, I have started to hear that the new Sony range is due out imminently. The new S series Sony KLVS23A10 looked to be just the thing, but then I read in the press release that for the European market models, only 26 and above sets will have HDMI. Why?? It seems that the view in the industry is that sets below 26 do not need to be HD compatible. This is borne out by a scientific study in BBC research white paper that I discovered (http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/whp/whp-pdf-files/WHP092.pdf ). This indicates that on a 23 screen from 2.7 metre distance, only 20% of a sample of testers found the resolution of 576 line standard TV images gave inadequate resolution, and required 720 line HD images. This proportion rose to 40% with a 26 screen, while over 60% of viewers of a 32 screen found that they required 720 line or better resolution. The other conclusion that seems to be drawn is that screens of 32 or bigger are too large to display normal 576 line TV pictures without showing up their lack of resolution to the viewer, while 26 is on the borderline. So, the outcome of all of this is that it would seem that my quest for a TV that is great now, but will also be able to take full advantage of HD when it arrives, seems doomed to failure. I have decided that I will just buy a 23 LCD now that has some HD capability (i.e. component inputs) - either the Samsung or the new Sony (if it is reasonably priced), and then live with the fact that when HD arrives in earnest in a couple of years, I will probably want to trade up.