Congrats to Motley, Zouyun, and Dewsky!
Great pics as well. *Much* better than I could do with my ancient camera.
Dewsky, sorry about the abbreviations. Those are the red, green, and blue gain and bias adjustments found if you select the color temp in the user menu. These are grey scale adjustments. You won't find this in the user menus of most pdp's. There are also seperate color tune adjustments as well. I've played with the grey scale while looking at the vertical/horizontal grey ramps on AVIA. The smoother the ramp, the less banding you'll see when watching real material as well. Obviously, a pro ISF'er could do it more precisely but I still think it helps. The pedestal is the IRE setting at which you set the black. Typically, it's 7.5 for Video and 0 for PC. However, when using HDMI setting HDMI to "high" in the setup menu takes care of that already so you need to set pedestal to zero for Video. Using component, set pedestal to 7.5 assuming you are using a standard video input.
I'd be a little careful with letterboxed DVD's for awhile if I were you (anything with AR more than 1.85:1). I doubt it would cause any permanent burn-in, but it will raise your anxiety level a bit while you are waiting for it to go away. The ghosting seems to get much less noticeable after 100 hours or so. I didn't use the white screen to speed break-in but this seems like a good idea.
I'm using my 50XR5 for PC now and the ghosting is no longer a problem.