Hi, I recently bought the Philips 42pf9945 from Richer Sounds. A bargain at £2000..or so I thought. Unfortunately, the picture is pretty awful and I really am most disappointed with it. Skin tones develop contours and it takes the pleasure out of watching tv. It happens whether its Sky or DVD. I've had it for less than 30 days but richer Sounds seem to be reluctant to take it back for an exchange. I'm still waiting for them to get back to me...2.5 days waiting! Anyway, just wondered what is the best way to connect. Currently I have Sky being pumped into my Panasonic DVD recorder which then goes into the scart socket on the plasma. All signals are RGB and Scart cables are very good quality (one of them cost me £70!!). I read about improving picture by using the VGA socket to connect Sky and DVD. Will this really make a difference? Can anyone tell me if their Philips 42pf9945 always reverts to 'soft' picture setting everytime the source is changed or put into stand by???? Lastly, if I do manage to change the plasma screen which should I get. I guess I'll exchange it @ Richer Sounds so which would be the best purchase. I'm resigned to the fact I'll have to pay more...perhaps upto £2700. Cheers.