Hi, After months of reading the forum but never being signed up to post I felt it was about time to register so I could tap into the huge knowledge base that is on here! Right first off let me appologise at how many questions I am about to ask! (Damn noobs!) Here is the scenario.... I am currently using a 15" CRT Toshbia that I have had for over 7 years! So its time to upgrade! I am a student living in a rental house on a new housing estate so I dont intend to start measuring the room for perfect accoustics. Now do I have the funds to afford a surround sound system! But I do have a dennon mini hi-fi unit which I could run the sound through. the main reason I am purchasing a HD TV is to use my xbox 360 through it. Now I know the TV only goes up to 1080i, what does the xbox go up to? Is it game dependent or are we waiting for a HDMI Lead for it? Do the bravias have a 'game mode' like the samsungs? I also want to link my laptop up to the TV so I can watch TV shows and films though it (I have 189GB of TV sows backed up and around 100gb films!) how do I check to see if my laptop will display on it? My laptop is a Compaq R4000 series with 15.4" with a resolution of 1280 x 800. GFX card is a ATI mobility Radeon Xpress 200 series. I was looking at two models. The first being the 32" Samsung R74 and the 2nd being the Sony 32S2510U. Or the 32S2530U I have seen the sony here: http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=12395 For only £512.01 And the other sony for the same price http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=12396 how future proof are they? How reliable are they? Now which one is best suited for my needs?! Many many thanks in advance for your time EDIT - I want it to be good on SD broadcasts aswell! How good is the built in freeview menu system on the units I mentioned? how well do they deal with SD broadcasts?