Hi All, This is my first post to the forum and my first LCD television.... I have bought the LXD500 as a replacement for a nearly 10 yr old Sony Trinitron (which still produces an excellent picture.) My findings related to picture quality are as follows: 1. Normal analogue - Acceptable though with some noise/pixelation around the edges of things. Motion is handled reasonably well. 2. Inbuilt Freeview/DVB - cannot comment : I live in a mountainous area hence no reception. 3. Normal Sky (Not Sky+) - Generally very good. Bright well saturated colours with motion handled very well - although it struggles a bit with fast scrolling text. The general PQ seems to be in direct proportion to the quality of the recording source. Eg BBC outside, roaming broadcasts are handled less well than actual made for TV dramas etc which are of a very good quality. You need to have a seating distance of about >9 ft for an optimum experience. Overall a lot better than analogue. 4. DVD - Superb quality with bright fluid colours, perfect motion handling and really great detail. Newer recordings such as LOTR and Nemo are handled brillantly well. Flesh tones are very natural though to achieve this some fiddling with settings is neccessary - the defaults are quite crude. I am using the upscaling Samsung DVD-HD945 connected via HDMI. 5. PS2 - Initial disappointment with the PQ. The display seemed to be focusing then re-focusing. However, I was using the original composite cable which came with my PS2. I have now replaced this with an IXOS component cable and things are much brighter and sharper. The LCD does seem to 'sharpen' some of the PS2 jagged graphics but the overall effect is absolutely fine and playable. My overall conclusion is that I am very happy having made this purchase and cannot wait for HD.... Hope this is of some help to people....I have tried to be as objective as I can.