Hi, I've got 2 options: Panasonic PV500B + pedestal stand + ES10 DVD recorder + delivery £2,329. Hitachi PD7200 + delivery £1,984. I'm not all that bothered about the ES10 DVD recorder to be honest but suppose I could sell it to bring the net cost of the Panny down a little more. Both options are through JL so both come with a 5 year guarantee. What do people think is the better deal? I've read lots of negative comments on here about the PV500, but the magazines seem to love it (putting it on a par with the Pioneer 43") and on paper it looks the better spec. I also have SKY+ so don't really have a need for the freeview but it's a bonus. My DVD player is the Panny E500 Hard-drive recorder so is there any benefit of having the same manufacturer for DVD and screen? But the PD7200 seems to be well regarded on here and is cheaper. It also seems to be more future proof in terms of connectivity having HDMi and DVi, and component. I really want to try and make a decision today, or tomorrow at the latest. I won't get chance to have a proper look myself at somewhere with them properly set up (I've seen them both in JL and the Panny looked better PQ but the feed on the Hitachi was different) so other people's views are important to me. I really would appreciate your help / advice.