Okay experts out there, after reading the many opinions, tests etc i've decided upon a Pioneer 435 XDE. I will eventually run an HDMI dvd player to it, but to start I'll be using components from a 575A. Also Sky digital and a PSs will be linked. What i would like to know is would the use of scalers etc. be of benefit to this basic set up or should I just plug the lot in and save some cash? Also I'd want two year warranty - the premium of a five year warranty and availabilty of an xde from John Lewis is too much. Any ideas on the best cost/service/delivery compromise? Thanks. PS Hornydragon, the test you did was very well executed. Any ideas on a similar one for DVD players?