Hi, I've been a lurker on the forum for a long time and am now decided that I will either buy the PWD7 or the pv500 in the next fortnight, or else wait for the 8th-gen monitors in the autumn. I would really appreciate some brief advice from the likes of MAW, Horney and the other experts. I will never own Sky+, and rarely watch TV, so my use will be almost all DVD. I know there are scaling issues with blowing SD material up onto an HD screen. I also note that some people have said on the forum that the PWD7 was a step backwards from the PWD6. My questions are: - Is a regular PAL DVD picture better or worse on HD than on SD? - Is the 8th gen screen noticably better than the 7th? If HD really has it over SD, I guess I'll buy the pv500. But that's a lot of cash. If SD is as good as (or even better than) HD for low-rez inputs, I might wait for the PWD8 in the Autumn. If the PWD8 won't be all that much more special than the PWD7, then I might as well buy one of those today and get this whole business over with. Thanks in advance for your help! PS have gazed at the PWD7 at Richer Sounds, and it looked good. The HD Pio PDP435 looked good too - but they only had cartoons, and I gather it's difficult to tell with cartoons what live action is going to look like. The PWD7 has a fairly noticeable screen door - is the pv500 a lot better on that score?