Well, the Toshiba 34HF83 that I brought home weeks ago finally got setup a few days ago. After running through DVE a few times I think I have a picture I can live with (at least through the component video inputs). ~Overall, I'm very impressed with this set, especially at its price point. The fact that it includes dual HD component video inputs and a DVI input provides excellent flexibility if the time comes when I need to add an HDTV Satellite receiver and and HD-DVD source. The single biggest challenge I had was finding a competent DVD player to pair with the TV. My first choice, of course, was the DVI equiped Samsung DVD HD-931. I assumed that for $400CDN I would be receiving a top notch DVD player in all aspects, that I would not be paying a $250 premium for the DVI output and the 720p/1080i scaling mechanism. Boy was I wrong. The player performs, in most aspects, close to that of any typical sub-$200 conventional DVD player. Load times weren't especially great, build quality was nothing special, the remote control (something I don't usually care about) was terrible, the player wasn't terribly fond of most DVD-R/+R discs, and finally, the picture simply wasn't great. On a fixed pixel panel capable of 1:1 pixel mapping it would be a different story, but compared to the Sony DVP-NS725P that I eventually stuck with, the image difference was non-existent on my CRT. In fact, in many tough scenes (scenes with difficult horizontal or vertical grids, textures, or angles) the Sony outperforms the Samsung. Regardless, the Sony (which doesn't even perform as well as my March 1997 build DVP-S7000) is a temporary player until something nice comes along that is accessible in Canada. The TV actually does a pretty good job of working with the lackluster signal fed to it from my satellite receiver as well, which is something I assumed it would do poorly. I don't plan to pickup an HDTV tuner at this point but probably will by the end of the year. In the meantime I will be more than happy to watch this SD feed. Because I work at an electronics store, I was also able to do some direct comparisons with the Sony KV-34HS510. Directly out of the box the much more expensive Sony beats the pants off the Toshiba in most respects (color balance, detail, etc.) but a round or two with DVE narrows the gap to the point where finding legible differences in image quality between the two is near impossible. I don't doubt that the Sony is a better display, but considering the price difference there is simply no way to justify the additional cost of the KV-34HS510 (and keep in mind I own 2 Sony DVD players, a Sony LD player, a Sony RPTV, a Sony receiver, etc., etc.). Overall I'm very impressed with this Toshiba and would have absaloutely no qualms about reccomending the 30HF83 or the 34HF83. Absaloutely fantastic displays for the money! My only gripe is the set amplifies every single imperfection in DVDs. All of my previously "reference" discs look pretty standard now, which has me pretty excited about the notion of HD-DVD at some point. Still, Monsters Inc. is my favorite demo disc; it's stunning!