A quick post to help buyers decide, this is my opinion having both. The 435 excellent sound, plenty of bass from integral speakers. Picture quality superb but lacks slightly in the black areas. Very robust e.g. heavy rotatable stand. Generally a fanatastic tv. The 436 not so good in my opinion, plastic non rotatable stand, the speakers are not as good a quality lacks in bass due to no bass tunnel (easily updated with an extra sub woofer). Somehow the picture quality does not come up to the 435 seems more compressed dont know if they are using different mpeg chips or something, but it doesnt have the defined detail of the 435 although the black is far better. AUTO SIZE WSS does not work correctly when switched off, it still automatically switches. (EXPLAINED IN MY PREVIOUS POST). If I had the choice of the 2, the 435 appears to be a better machine all around (although the blacks could be better). No doubt other people may have a different opinion but I am just wanting to help other buyers before they spend their money, of a few bugs I have came across in the new 436 model. Be warned of these before buying. Good luck.