I haven't tried this converter yet. It's only $79 and has no picture controls of it own, so I'm not sure how effective it would be. In the meantime, I'm trying to get the best picture possible from the panel's composite input with my LD player using the "Movie" mode being calibrated with the LD version of Video Essentials; but here's the problem, there isn't any way to set the contrast using the disc, since it uses that "line bending" test pattern which was made to adjust a CRT display and not a plasma. And, to a certain extent, this also applies to the pluge pattern as well to adjust brightness. So, now I'm wanting to try the "Pure" picture mode, which has been professionally calibrated. Can I manually copy the settings from this mode, which is on one of the HDMI inputs, to the composite input without screwing something up? As far as I know, each picture mode, such as Pure or Standard, can be individually calibrated for each input, right? Any comments or suggestions? thanks!