I signed up for a lxd500 from John Lewis - £1795, but included 5 year warranty and "free" dvd recorder. Now the lxd52 has been released, tempted to go for this. Only differences seem to be - no SD card slot, No pcmcia slot, speakers not as good. But £400 cheaper..... I was also considering the Loewe Xelos for £1850. As you can probably tell, new to all this. Any experts care to enlighten me ? Warranty seems pretty key in the decision making process.