After being put off an FQ I ordered a Loewe Aconda 9281ZW and it has now arrived. Some initial observations.... 1) It's big and it's heavy. 2) Despite being told by Linn that I could specify a Phillips tube this did not turn out to be true. A Toshiba tubed version arrived and Loewe customer services said it was not possible to specify tubes. 3) Glass stand well worth the £300. Very heavy and solidly made. Nice touches like supplying extra screws in case you lose one. 4) Picture great, not spotted any gremlins yet. Sound awesome, even through standard integrated speakers. 5) PIP is fully supported on the Q2400 chassis, i.e. small picture in picture, split screens/ split screen with teletext. 6) Teletext is offset on the screen and curves in towards the top. Can this be rectified? 7) Smart link partially working, i.e. downloaded channels to VCR on set up and VCR switches over to the TV channel when you press record. However I cannot get the video to respond to controls (play, stop, etc) via the TV. Anyone got any ideas? 8) Next step will be to purchase a Pace Digibox as I don't want to pay for Sky and cable not laid on our estate. Final cost £1850 for TV, VCR and glass rack from Audio T who price matched Robert Whyte for tv and TV & Video Direct for VCR and stand.