Having read all the reviews I purchased a philips 32pw9618 in November last year. Have to agree with all the previous threads...the picture quality is fantastic! With a good quality DVD, the image is so sharp it almost feels as if one could walk into the movie! My gripe has to be the sound. I keep getting 50Hz pickup on the surround sound speakers. I've tried all 4 of the wireless channels, and also tried using direct connection via cinch cable all to no avail. This is my second TV, both sets suffered from similar 50Hz pickup...is this a known problem? I also notice that the main speakers can't handle low frequency notes. Its most noticable when only a single instrument is being played (ie piano, trumpet or tubular bell). If you can imagine the sound that a cracked wine glass makes, then you're pretty close. I've been told that the 32PW9618 has been discontinued, so my retailer is not able to obtain a replacement........is this true?