After looking around for a decent lcd for about 2 years. I still have not come close to finding one that comes close to matching my crt . Its unbelievable that despite the fact the technology has been around for a number of years, manafacturers have still not come close to delivering a top quality tv with all sources regardless of the price. Everytime i come close to buying a tv, i hear it has numerous problems like: backlight bleed buzzing motion smearing banding stuck/dead pixels washed out/unnatural picture quality terrible scaling artefacts etc etc etc Now i for one did not expect miracles from lcd technology - frankly if i could find a lcd that matched the picture quality from my crt in a slightly bigger screen size then i would be delighted. I spend yesterday walking around about 10 av stores in Dublin. I can honestly say that i did not see one lcd that had acceptable picture quality. YES on still or slow moving high definition sources they can be impressive - but what good is that to anyone.....? My conclusion is that, people have been drawn in by this new technology and its stylish form factor. - manafacturers have given us no option but to opt for this technology by ceasing crt production. In my opinion lcd is a massive step BACK from crt and i will not go near it unless im forced to in a few years time when i believe it will be the only tv technology available.... Before anybody tries to defend their lcds, think about this first - if lcds did not come in a stylish and thin form factor - would you even consider buying it on its picture quality alone.....?