...and would love to see some more pics of people's Samsung plasma shrines.
Only have about 20 or so hours on the set and have settled on stereomandan's setting but have tried all the various posted settings. Some were closer or further away from my taste. A thank you to all the contributers; it made choosing the b450 42" a joyful experience rather the nail chewing agony I usually go through.
Love the styling and the swivel base.
Colors are gorgeous.
User menu is great for the control it offers to dial it in.CON
Wasn't square/level when placed into the base -- dipped down slightly on one side. (cured that by gently sort of very lightly squeezing it down on the other side -- square now)
Plastic sort of creaks when it warms up and cools down (guessing that this will pass in time)
It's got plasma black levels, sigh. (This I'm going to live with because I'm so happy that it doesn't weigh 230 pounds and require four people to move
Once we get past 100 or so hours I'll run my old AVIA disc and see what comes out. Currently using a SD dvd player and SD cable.