Initial results after watching my 42ST30 for about a week or so now...
Mostly t.v., with several Blu-ray movies played on it also; settings tweaked to D-nice's calibration suggestions.
Background on me: I'm pretty much a novice high-def guy, and I don't even understand what some of these technical discussions revolving around ml's even mean... first plasma (or lcd or anything) ever, but like to do a fair amount of research before making a "major" purchase, hence my involvement thus far on this forum.
I notice no buzzing, green tint, washed-out colors or less-than-stellar blacks. Once calibrated to D-nice's settings, this t.v. has simply been amazing.
My wife even had the idea of attempting to talk me into keeping this 42-inch set that I ordered as a "placeholder" for my 60 "er and abandoning the idea of eventually getting the 60-class set when they're finally released in hopes of saving a couple thousand dollars... until she sat down with me on the couch one night and watched less than 30 minutes' worth of t.v.
It took her about that long to admit the picture was "amazing" and that my idea of moving this 42-inch set to our master bedroom when the 60 comes out was a smart idea, as there would be no way we could "get by" with one person watching the old set on top of the chest of drawers now and the other a big plasma down in the family room.
I have no technical knowledge to couch a review in fancy terms that would merit the attention of this forum's educated members, but for those like myself who stumbled in here looking for information -- yet are still relatively ignorant to the extreme technical aspects of measuring this high-def stuff -- I would tell you all that this t.v. is simply amazing to a layman's perspective.
Yes, I still have the complaint that the engineers should have come up with a better design for the power supply cord where it connects to the back of the set for mounting flush to a wall... but I guess I'll just have to utilize my skills in working with sheetrock and cut out a relief hole for that plug as well as the HDMI cable and rout both of them to the bottom of the wall behind the sheetrock.
But... the PQ of this set is mesmerizing.
A sincere thanks to everyone for your willingness to share your immense knowledge here to help us high-def noobies in our sometimes-agonizing purchase decisions!