Choices choices choices! I spent about 6 weeks choosing my TV and finally ended up with a Loewe Vitros in basalt (that's black!). I now need to buy a DVD and VCR. I had wanted these also to be black, but have decided as long as they're both the same colour (black or silver) I'm not too bothered. Now I seem to be spending as long thinking about which DVD to buy as I did my TV. I see all the connections at the back of each DVD, but really don't know which ones I'll utilise and which will be left empty. The sound is currently coming out of my TV (although it would be easy enough for it to come out of my stereo speakers) but eventually I want to buy separates for cinema surround sound (5.1). I also have a cable connection, although when I move, I will probably get a dish - not sure if this will make a difference to any connections I'll need. OK, still here? I have more or less narrowed my choices down to a few, such as the Pioneer 444, 545, 646, Sony NS400, NS700, Philips Q50, Tosh 220, 510. It must be multiregion and have VCR mode (or be VCR friendly), so that limits my suppliers to I think, just dvdmagic.net and techtronics, although there are probably more suppliers that do these mods too. I mainly want a DVD for playing films, not so much for playing music so am not sure how much benefit I will get from the SACD that the Sony NS700 has. I guess picture and sound quality are important to me in that order. I have spent ages thinking about all these machines but am still not sure which would be best, can anyone give me any advice. Thanks.