I've had the 9527 for 6 days now and have given it a good test. First impressions were good but I'm now having second thoughts. The tv has a Philips tube as there are no dots on either side of the tube. I'll list all the issues below 1) I have the dark bars problem. This only happens on ext 3 and isnt that big a problem but it probably will be now that i have noticed it. 2) Screen looks out of focus. This is very noticable on teletext. I get eyestrain watching some programs as i am trying to get things in focus. Is this a common problem with 100hz sets? I have got NTL digital and have set it to output in 16:9 and rgb. DVDs look sharp but only in Pixel Plus mode but this is not suited for all films. When they are played in 100hz digital scan mode they are not quite as sharp. 3) Geometry is not the best. The top couple of inches fan out and the image gets a bit compressed on the sides giving a slight fisheye effect. This is noticable when the camera pans. Also if I watch programs in 4:3 mode, the edges seem to distort depending on the contrast of what is being displayed, e.g. if there is a very bright sky and dark ground the edges bow outwards. Is this normal? Do I have a duffer set or am I being too anal? Are all these problems fixable? I have been researching for months into which tv to buy and end up with this. Such is life. I will be calling comet tomorrow to get an engineer out. At least the dark bars is a definite problem.