i went to see the loewe 40'& fell in love with something else. the 40' is a fine tv and sits very well and the performance is very good considering the size. the source of the picture came from two things-a linn dvd player &a loewe dvd player. the linn machine was spectacular and it brought the very best out of the 40'. everything,the colours,definition all of it ,it was so in your face,it makes 36'tv's from manufactures look cheap. the linn looks certainly worth its £2000. the loewe dvd made the 40' more down to earth. the picture still looks better than the 36' in most departments & with no geomtry problems.its down to make your judgements. theres a new 'player' in town and its called the 'articos' the all new 32' tv from loewe is world class. it looks the business and displays a picture yet to be shown by any other tv. if you the 9381/9581 was good then get ready for this. it shows better everything and the sounds better too! its looks equally good switched off. its priced @£2500 and the stand is £1000 because its motorised and the shelves are actually drawers it makes for a lovely piece of furniture in its own right. for those who can afford it it comes with a 3 yrs warranty as standard, forget the acconda and get this. you can get it discounted @£2000 and under.the stand isn't necessary. believe me theres a new king of tv's now,and its called the 'articos'