I am impressed. My HL-T6189 just arrived (replacement for broken HL-S6188) and my initial impressions are that this is an improvement. Right now I have the picture on "Standard" with different contrast, brightness, and sharpness settings. Unlike the HL-S...there is no noticeable pincushion, and as far as I can tell from looking at my guide channel, no smiley face. I'll admit the case is a little flimsy. When I cleaned the screen it doesn't appear to be "locked" in place and actually moves a little. This might actually help...since it isn't under any kind of tension that could force it to warp. Initial picture quality seems on par with the 88. Brightness is fine and so is viewing angle, when compared. As I watch it more I hope my current perception doesn't change. The menu is an improvement over last year, and it is nice to be able to turn the overscan off from the remote. Now to wait on my Oppo 980H to get here on Wednesday! After over 3 weeks, it's nice to be able to watch TV again. I just hope this one lasts.