Just got the PJ yesterday - one day after ordering from AVS through Jason - wow that was fast!
After narrowing down to the HD72, IN76, and HD7100, and H710AE - went with the Samsung. Tested several DVD's last night - here are my impressions for a range of DVD material:
Lion King - great colors, fabulous clarity. the kids were in awe.
North by Northwest - looked the best that I've ever seen it, very smooth and film-like.
Narnia - looked really good but seemed a little dark overall (I noticed this viewing it on my Pioneer CRT RPTV as well - so could be the DVD transfer?)
Stagecoach - classic B/W film, great movie with a not so great transfer, didn't expect much with this one but was pleasantly surprised -better than I thought it would be.
No HD sources yet so I can't comment.
All viewing was done with default settings projecting 100'' diagonal image on unfinished drywall (still building HT in basement). It can only get better with proper setup and screen. Presently using a Sony NC85H player with component output.
A little background - I've been shopping for an HT display for several months and was initially looking at 60-70" RPTV and plasmas. Of course HD sources look fabulous on these, but whenever I'd view DVD, I'd think - hmm, seems like my 10-yr old 51" Pioneer CRT looks better - why spend all this money and then feel like I'd rather go upstairs to watch my DVD collection - talk about buyer's remorse
. Then I viewed a Yamaha 510LPX PJ and thought - this would definitely be a step up. Started researching PJ alternatives, and finally decided on the Samsung. I'm quite happy at this point and can't wait to finish the HT to fully appreciate this PJ.