Thought I'd post a quick review of my experience with the Philips 17PF9945- I hope that it will help anyone who is contemplating buying one of these! I work in broadcast and as such I am rather sensitive to video artifacts. For over a year I had been watching Freeview on a JVC 28" widescreen CRT, however whilst the image performance of the set was more than acceptable, I had major issues with the geometry. I thus had my heart set on a flat panel, and had begun demoing a number of LCD and plasma displays. However I had failed to appreciate how badly MPEG2 compression artifacts would show up on screens of this size and resolution, particularly at my domestic viewing distance of only 2.5m (small rooms are one of the things you have to accept living in London!). Since most of my viewing is of broadcast material rather than DVD, which tends to be of a much lower bitrate than DVD (an issue which is compounded when watching DTT recordings on my TIVO due to the two MPEG encodes), I decided against a large screen TV. My search then moved towards smaller screens, and after much deliberation with my girlfriend, we decided that a 17" widescreen LCD was probably the best compromise between screen size/cost and performance. After much investigation, I dwindled my shortlist down to two screens:- Sony KLV17HR and Philips 17PF9945 both available at around the £800 mark. I finally decided on the Philips after I discovered that it had DCDi, although this feature is completely un-advertised for the European model (unlike the US model) and isn't even mentioned in the somewhat flimsy manual (12 pages of english opposed to the 70 or so in the US one!). Initial impressions:- Hooking up my Pace DTT box via RGB, I was mildly impressed with the image, but it was clear that some sort of excessive digital procesing was taking place, causing unacceptable levels of image lag and smearing. I soon discovered the "Active Control" setting, and once turned off, the clarity of the image improved ten fold and all of the lag and smearing vanished. I later discovered that active control is optimised for reducing noise in analogue terrestrial signals- and is quite effective in my brief experiment (I haven't watched analogue TV for years!!) After much tweaking with the contrast/brightness and particularly the sharpness controls (turned off completely-not really necessary with component video), I have an excellent picture and I have even come to accept the low contrast range. The DCDi de-interlacing is excellent, particularly with film based sources where the increased resolution resulting form the 2:2 pulldown is clearly visible. It is very strange going back to the 14" Sony CRT in our bedroom as the 50Hz flicker is now highly distracting. I initially had lip-sync issues, however I discovered by accident that the phono outputs on the set have the appropriate delay (another feature undocumented by Philips) thus the problem was solved. Due to the high resolution of the set, compression artifacts are visible but my eye is too seduced by the quality of the picture to notice most of the time. Conclusion: I am bowled over by the picture quality of this set. Yes, the contrast could be improved, but watching Enterprise on this set is quite a cinematic experience, despite the small screen size- no doubt down to the DCDi. Philips are unable to tell me whether the European version of the unit will accept a HD signal through the VGA or scart sockets. My only source of HD is an Xbox- as soon as my component lead arrives I will try this out (via a YUV to RGB converter).