Ok. The purpose of this thread is to try and get some honest responses from panel owners (not that I think anyone's inherently dishonest!) about SD material on their panels. I ask this because the forum currently seems to be awash with posters asking about which panel they should buy - but they ONLY (or at least MOSTLY) want to watch SD material, i.e. Sky, telewest or freeview, and some DVD (which is still SD don't forget!). My view is that with the current crop of panels (both plasma and LCD) that you are always going to get a superior picture out of a CRT with SD sources. I am tired of looking at blocky pictures, blurred motion, less than vibrant plasmas and expensive price tags. Therefore my questions are as follows: 1) Please state make and model of your panel. 2) How many of you panel owners can HONESTLY say that YES - you feel that your SD picture on your panel is equivalent to or better than the CRT that it replaced? If your answer to 2 is YES - 3) Where did you go (which store/showroom etc) to view your panel with an SD source for you to determine that this was the case --OR-- did you take a risk and just believe that SD viewing would be acceptable? If your answer to 2 is NO - 4) Please state why you still bought your panel anyway. 5) Please state if you managed to improve your SD picture any by sigificant degree by manipulation of settings on the set - also if you managed to end up with an SD picture significantly better than you saw in the showroom. ~~~~~ I believe that answers to these questions will help those of us who want a panel and want to future proof ourselves by preparing for HD but who refuse to accept a "downgrade" in SD picture quality. Thanks for any responses.