I tested both at home the weekend, here's my first impression> Build quality - 3910 solid, 868 flimsy Design - 3910 looks the part, 868 looks cheap Remote - 3910 ugly brick but plenty of functions, 868 nice but flimsy and limited functions Display - 3910 good quality with plenty of clear info, 868 too small, some missing led dots, limited info DVD disk reading - 3910 won't read some DVD-R's, 868 reads anything Connectivity - 3910 full complement, except no VCR scart, 868 has an extra video and S-video connector, but no RS 232 or DVI (or D-link of course) Video - 3910 and 868 excellent, but on some DVD's (e.g. Kill Bill 2) the 3910 picture jumps all over the place at x2 fast forward, not a problem with the 868, but I think the 868 slowest scan speed may be x3 Audio - couldn't really tell them apart on DVD or CD, but the 868i has better fwd and reverse scanning for CD's. One annoying thing about the 3910 is you can't disable the OSD when scanning. The 3910 does have plenty of scanning speeds, unlike the 3 on the 868, but at least you can turn off the 868 OSD when scanning. One's going back, but I'm torn between them, they both have good and bad points. With my system I could tweek either to make them look and sound better, Lexicon MC12B, Chord 1200E stereo Amp, PMC IB1 front speakers, Chord 2400 surround Amp, Kef ref. 4.2 rears, Kef 201 centre (I know, mismatch), Pioneer 504 Plasma. So many toys, so little time to play.