First real attempt at HTPC. (Creative DXR2 not very good IMHO) I got bored waiting for the Nintaus to arrive and put one together bases around a Supergrace RadionVE, Powerstrip etc etc. Compared with S-VHS the results are - STUNNING The biggest surprise is the subjective improvement in contrast ratio. I was previously somewhat disappointed in this aspect of the Panny but for whatever reason (and with the default Li On etc. Powerstrip settings and without playing with gamma at all) the blacks are now really quite, err, black. More when I get a chance to play further.