I've been with my P50G10 for about 1 week now. Purchased for 1399 at bestbuy thanks to a $100 computer error in my favor. I though I'd share some detailed field notes and see if others have noticed any of the same things.
Video system: HD DVR cable box, component cables. PS3 (for blu-ray and DVD), HDMI. Seating Distance: apx 8 ft. Main Settings (not professionally calibrated, no break-in routine used): custom, warm 2, black level=light, Contrast 61, Bright 75, Color 30, Tint 0, Sharp 25
Overall: I am mostly pleased. This is an upgrade from a 42" Pany plasma EDTV, so quite a difference. I am shocked with how good blu-ray looks and how bad broadcast HD looks on this TV. Even DVD looks better than most broadcast HD on this television. Broadcast HD looked great on the 42" EDTV: the smaller size and lower resolution hid a lot of problems!
Blacks/contrast: no complaints!
Color: I prefer my color desaturated a bit. Even at 30, though, some of the yellows seem to glow greenish-orange, which I think is what Chad and CNET were talking about. Sometimes, I think this is partly due to the source. Often, fleshtones look perfect, but I think the PG10 (at least on my settings) amplifies any extra yellow/orange in an image, especially in scenes/shots that already have an artificially "warm" processed color. For instance: in some of the early scenes in the Taken Blu-Ray, where Liam and his friends are having a friendly nighttime cookout (a friendly cookout? get to the mayhem!), all of the actors look very orange. In daylight scenes, Liam looks normal. In the Run, Fat Boy, Run Blu-Ray Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg both look VERY orange during some scenes, while at other times (sometimes in back-to-back shots) their skin tones look very natural (Hank Azaria's skin never looks natural... hmmmm). In The Thing Blu-Ray, colors look perfect to me almost all the time, the same for Kill Bill 1&2. In Underworld 3, everything is blue, of course, except for torches which show the greenish/orange color that I'm talking about.
So I mainly wanted to share those notes about color and see if anyone else is experiencing the same. Would a pro calibration (I live in Chad's service area!) alleviate the toxic orange? Is anybody using Warm 1??? It seems to be less toxic, but everyone is using Warm 2, and I don't want to be different...