Just a short post to redress the balance a little on the philips TV issues that permeate the forum. I took delivery on Christmas eve ( phew !!!) of my new Philips system of 9725TV , LX300D DVD and 730 VCR. I was almost scared to look at the TV in case I had the black bars etc but I have to say that I am blown away by the quality of the picture and sound from the system. I chucked on my Eagles "Hell freezes Over" DVD first thing on christmas morning and if it gets any better than this I'll be surprised. I realise that I may have been lucky/could be speaking too soon etc. but as a non-expert pixel plus does it for me in most situations. Even the football is reasonable although not the best use of it. There are obviously some people who have had problems with Philips sets and I feel genuinely sorry for them - I don't know what i'd have done if mine had come with a prob on Christmas eve - but that hasn't been (so far ) my experience. BTW, thanks to all who answered my previous posts and who have increased my knowledge of all things AV dramatically. I hope you all had a good Christmas and wish you a happy New Year.