Well I overwrote the Dynamic setting so no big loss. I actually like some of the skin tones, but does seem to make things a little blurry. I would do a professional calibration, however I live in the middle of nowhere so it might not be an option. Also, I'm a little worried that it will look like "Movie" mode, whereas the colors are really muted. There are a ton of settings and I do not think I could change them even with a meter.
Wallpaper mode: The main difference between this and the old one with a Roku added on was the wallpaper mode. I thought this would be interesting, despite the fact that if I'm in my house the tv is on so not sure when I was thinking I would see it. They ship the tv with 3 stock art images. You can plug in a USB stick with pictures. I took all the images from my phone for the last year and put them in the correct folder and tried it out. You have to switch the tv to Quick Start Mode. You can do this with out activating the wallpaper mode. The TV boots up quick, so not sure why you would use the quick start mode but it's there. So once you have the usb in, and turn off the tv, your pictures will begin to display, in directory order. During the day it looks pretty nice. If you actually start looking at them though, they only rotate every three minutes. You would think that the next time you turn it off it would start again where it finished, but it seems to advance 1 picture from where it started the last time you turned it off. So even though I let it run all night, when I turned it off again, it started on picture 5 in the list, as it was the fifth time I turned it off since activating the feature. Again it looks cool, a real nice back drop. At night though this is the largest night light you have ever seen. Even in the reduced power mode this thing is super bright when the room is dark. So it's a cool feature, but I still feel guilty knowing it's on when I'm leaving the house or going to sleep. Energy star sticker said $28 a year, so not sure why I'm feeling guilty, but I just do. Other then that I wish it used OPC (automatic brightness control) so that at night it was dimmer and that the pictures rotated a little faster.
Applications: I have had 50/50 luck on these. Only tried a few, and some worked right away and some did not work even after a few attempts (through SmartCentral Pandora and Picasa failed). The main app is probably netflix which I have not tried. I wish it had Amazon video, but it does not. It does have Hulu but I have not tried that either. It is a pain trying to type with the remote, but no big surprise there. Also has a YouTube app, and something called VUDU which has movies, and then another series of apps (Picassa worked there although I did not try to log in). The was updated on the first day, and I imagine they could update and add stuff in the future. Nice thing is when you hit Exit your back to watching tv in only a second. The manual flat out states that your keyboard may not work with the tv, but I have not tried it.