After months of deliberating between plasma panels, back projection tv's and crt, I made my choice. A brand new Toshiba 36ZP48 was delivered today and after much struggling with the huge box it came in, we have it on our tv cabinet fully wired and working. After going through the tuning process (a real breeze) I quickly reduced the contrast to around 65 and settled down to an evening of viewing. Geometry: very good. Horizontally images are perfectly level as are all vertical lines. Definition: First class. Cycled through a variety of different feeds (dvd's via component, Terrestral via RGB, Satellite (not sky) via RGB and every image looks very much like a painting on my wall. Sound: Wow! I haven't wired the surround speakers yet but the bass ... oh the bass on this tv is awesome. In fact, this set basic sound system is so good I'm contemplating re-assigning my Yamaha Dolby Digital amp to other duties. Colour Purity: Extremely clean. No patches, blotches or any other odd colour stains to speak of. Auto aspect: It doesn't alway get it right but I can live with it. This is my first widescreen tv so I need to get used to these sets peculiarities. I purchased the set from Unbeatable for £879.98 + £27.50 delivery. Couldn't be happier. Reason for choosing a 36" crt? Well, I really needed a TV to perform well whatever is thrown at it (Analogue, terrestrial, satellite, Video tapes ....... as well as DVD's). From what I've seen of all other technologies (especially at 42" and above), although excellent with feeds such as DVD's, they struggle somewhat with lesser signals. They simply end up amplifying low bit rate artifacts to the point where some broadcast's become unwatcheable. So, until High Def becomes widespread, a 36" CRT will do me fine.