In an attempt to restore some balance in the thread 'woes', I have and XDE 435 and have been well impressed. Having read lots about it on this forum (and the reviews), I was sceptical at best and got ready and prepared for loads of tweaking. I was all expecting to have to pay for proper calibration, etc However to my astonishment, the PQ out of the box with SKY + and DVDs was magnificent. I sit about 8 ft away from the screen, and colour banding is not apparent, there is very little blocking (apart from sky home and lesure, etc with limited bandwith), and colours, sharpness and the cinema 'feel' is fantastic. I haven't really needed to muck around with the settings apart from turning the colour down. I have been carefull with connections and the sky+ is connected with a good quality rgb scart lead. DVD's are fed through HDMI. I tried VHS (whats that?) and the quality was naff, so its clear that analogue signals don't fare as well, but surely the vast majority of us will be feeding in a digital source. Add to that the future of HDTV, and this PIO's a sure fire winner. Don't go to JL or Comet and expect this to show the panel to its full potential... Thats my 2 pence worth!