Out of the box I started watching the Ranger vs Canadians game. At first I was really disappointed with the picture. The blacked looked crushed and the colors were all over. After about an hour it started to change and I was pleased with what I saw. It looked much different then we are normally used too... We noticed color in the ice for one thing. I don't remember ever seeing that at Montreal's rink before. My dad was amazed how black the blacks were. Motion over my RS1 is night and day. The motion in hockey looks fantastic. I played with the Clear motion drive a little but people were getting pissed at me since the screen goes black for a few seconds between settings. I left it on mode 3 and I was very impressed, same as my guests. Everyone agreed there wasn't anything to complain about with motion and sharpness.
After the game, I put UP on. Whoa, colors pop, some character closeups had that 3D feel to it. Big improvement over my RS1. You really see the native contrast shine in that movie. The convergence is spot on(I think blue was off a half pixel vertically in the corners. Nothing to complain about! I hope it stays this way.
One thing I noticed compared to where my RS1 is positioned, I didn't see any sparkles on the Ultramate 150 screen. The Rs40 was about recliner level at the same distance as the RS1 is mounted but about 5 feet lower and I had to use some vertical shift to compensate for having a short HDMI cable. (That's what she said!) lol
Those are just my first impressions but I hope they stay the same as I rack on a few hundred hours.