Hi, I'm new here and this is the second time I have typed this out as I submitted it incorrectly, anyway... After months and months of deciding whether to invest in a LCD Television Im ready to take the plunge. I think I have finally decided on the Philips 26PDF5520D and before finally buying I was looking for some advice. Initially I was looking to spend around £500 - £600 on a 26. Though that restricted me considerably. I was considering getting the Sonix 26 from Sainsburys. A friend got one and his initial comments and photos I saw were really good. However, I was unsure of the make so decided to leave it a bit longer. A month later my friend took his back to Sainburys because of ghosting problems so I have ruled that out. I then considered to 26 one Asda have on offer but after seeing this at Asda it just looks tacky. So ruled that out. Ive now decided I need to spend a bit more money to get something thats going to last. Firstly I had decided on the 27 Sagem HDL27 from unbeatable.co.uk for £850, which comes with a 2 year warranty. However, after seeing it in the flesh yesterday in John Lewis for £995 (with 5 year warranty), I have ruled this out as it seemed bulky compared to others and looks like it could easily scratch. Good features though. I had also been looking at the LG RZ26-LZ50, online for around £699. They had it in John Lewis as well for £729 (with 5 year warranty) thought it might be worth the extra £30 for the warranty. But its not HDTV ready so think I have ruled this on out (maybe). For the extra money i'd rather future proof as much as I can. While in John Lewis I noticed the Philips 26PDF5520D. It looked superb; great picture quality, design and looks slimline. Unfortunately it was £995 though had the standard 5-year John Lewis Warranty, so was £150 over my budget I then went to Comet where they had the same model for £899, though only had the standard manufacturers warranty and they wanted £240 for a three-year warranty. So ruled that out. Last night I looked online and found it on number of websites for £795. This morning I decided to go to a local independent Plasma and LCD TV shop and was surprised to find they are only £795 as well. The obvious benefit here being I have a shop to take it back to in person if anything were to go wrong. Also the VESA wall bracket is only £20. I asked the chap about extended warrantees and he said he doesnt believe in them. He reckons that it should last for 12-15 years and even if you had a couple of problems in that time your not going to be paying much more than the cost of a £200 warranty and the value of your LCD TV would drop anyway. He seemed refreshingly friendly and honest and non-pushy just have me his business card and told me to come back when Im ready. Next I went to Alders, where they had to same TV for £100 more and the salesman had to opposite opinion on warrantees so have ruled that out. Though they did have the Philips on display next to 6 others on the same wall and it did look superb. So after all that waffling, in summary I think Ive decided in the Philips 26PDF5520D, though Im an unbelievably indecisive person, so not 100%. Anyone got any opinions on this model? Any others you would recommend for a similar cost? Your opinion on warrantees etc? Cheers Tony.