OK guys. Im delighted to tell you that I have now got my lovely 50" UK model (US spec) Fujitsu 40-series panel. Id like to echo Dilsher's comments in the "50hz compatibility" thread and thank MAW for his impartial advice, Mark and Kash at Fujitsu for their tireless answering of my questions, Dave at Music matters in Solihull for working late into last night,installing it and, in advance to Piers who is coming round at 11:00 today to do the ISF calibration. So, what's it like ? First the good. (there isnt really any bad - just a few questions) 1. I sit only 2.6 metres from the screen and the overall Picture quality is good, very good, extremely good. 2. There is absolutely no motion blur on football or other fast moving sport, even when the image is delivered via composite. 3. Colour and contrast, even on the factory settings are fine. Blacks are rich and deep, as is typical of a panel that uses Panasonic glass. We did some basic setup using a comprehensive US produced AV setup disc and lowered the blue and green content...and laughed at the simplistic tone with which the presenters delivered the instructions. 4. The range of picture tweaking options is stunning and endlessly sophisticated. There is nothing you cant tweak and colour temperature can be varied either using presets or "manually" 5. The panel has loads of inputs - HDCP HDMI, non HDCP DVi, 2 x Component, SVideo, RS232, Dsub, composite but no scart. Remember this is NOT a TV and therefore no scart, no tuners, no media box - just quality engineering. 6. It isnt physically too big - considerably smaller the Pio 505XDE and I think, looks quite nice with a silver bezel. I'll give a bigger report later, after piers has been but Ive got to tear myself away for an hour to go the gym. Otherwise I wont have earned an afternoon sitting in front of it, eating and drinking. First some questions : 1. My freeview box (Nokia 221T) wont output S-video. This means that I cant take it into the Meridian to scale and output via HDMi. I see myself as having several options : a) Replace the Nokia with a Netgem box, IF it ouputs Component via its scart, which Ive been led to believe, it can. This can then be piped into the meridian b) Replace the Nokia with a.n.other freeview box that DOES output S-video and this can be piped into the meridian c) Keep the Nokia and pipe it directly into the panel, either by means of a JS tech RGB to component box or, via an RGB to VGA box/converter. At the moment I am running composite out of the freeview box in 16:9. Its being taken into the VCR, converted to 4:3 and S-video and outputted into the panel. Aargh ! Any advice please ? 2. My VCR (a 2 yr old JVC SVHS device) seems only to output 4:3, even if the film or recorded broadcast is 16:9. When its piped straight into the panel, this can be manipulated without too much degradation of quality. When its piped into the meridian, HDMI takes over and sends it to the screen in its native aspect ratio and it cant be manipulated. Aargh. I really wanted the meridian to control and upscale everything. HDMi is a mixed blessing, it seems.