I have a fair amount of HC kit and a large R1 DVD collection and have always prided myself on researching well and buying the best kit for what I can afford. However I am beginning to feel that I may have let myself down a little with the purchase of the above TV a year ago (I knew buying a set without the benefit of a HCC review was a bad idea!). I wanted as big a rear projection set as possible to be the screen in a HC set up and I had narrowed it down to this set and the 47" Panasonic. I discounted the 56" Toshiba because it was just too bulky for the room and the 40" Sony & Toshiba were not big enough screens although the reviews were favourable. The Sony had a better picture in the tests I had done in various shops and of the 5 or 6 shops I went to, they recommended the Sony first (not just beacuse it cost more!). I also chose the Sony because I had never been let down by any of the many products of theirs I had bought before. Now I have had the set a year I am beginning to doubt myself, the size is great (I would not swap back for my old 32" widescreen in a million years) but the picture does not do enough justice to DVD playback (the only reason I bought the set), scenes outdoors or in daylight with bright colours are rendered really well but the rendering of black is starting to annoy me and also the playback from DVD's with bad transfers is highlighted by the set far too much (the more cinematic experience of the set took my attention away from picture limitations for a while I think). I know RP sets aren't as good as CRT sets but it seems to be too much of a differance now. Does anyone own this set? and is so what do you think?, is this the case with most RP sets or have I just bought a bit of a dud?. I am going to look at some new sets after Christmas, the 47" Panasonic again after reading comments on this board, the new 46" & 56" Toshibas and the Hitachi models to see if it is worth cutting my losses and selling my set and buying a replacement. Any thoughts would be most appreciated.