I read a good article on Philips last night. Dutch parent is giving U.S. CE (Consumer Electronics) Division 3 yrs to turn things around. If it doesn't happen, Philips will pull out of U.S. market. http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/011218/l18222972_1.html Possible Ramifications: * RPTV's. I don't think any dealers have waiting lists for Philips RPTV's, if you know what I mean. No biggie here. * Plasmas. I believe Philips was first manufacturer with a consumer plasma in U.S. market. However, a Philips plasma does not currently seem to be "the one to own." That title is passed on a weekly basis between models from Panasonic, Fujistu, and Pioneer. * CD Recorders. Again, I believe Philips made the first "affordable" ones for us. But, now there are several good brands to choose from. I am not too familiar with this product. Again, I don't think it'll be much of a loss. * The Pronto! Yes, the Uber Remote. If this comes from the CE division, and I'm guessing it does, that would mean NO MORE PRONTOS! Yikes! I can hear many people getting nervous now. * Marantz. I believe that Marantz is an independently run sub-division of Philips. But if Philips U.S. goes bye bye, then maybe Marantz as well? Oh my. More nervous people. I know for a fact that there is a loyal customer base to this brand. Any thoughts? Rich B.