Spent some more time with my PS51D7005.
The colour banding issues I got do seem to have diminished quite a bit. On the other hand the FBr has increased so often that I often see it once or twice every movie. A bit odd more in dark then bright scenes now??? Not much to nag about. As for the buzzing it was a long time since I noticed it. My brain has learned to shut out that noise it appears.
One slightly annoying thing though is that I get just a bit darker black level on two thirds of the screen. I used sliders just to make sure I would get a good start before I watched all my letterboxed movies but afraid something in my bluray player or receiver is outputting uneven max blackness on parts of the screen.
Or it´s just the glass that is uneven or whatever on the TV itself. Anyway it´s so slight you only see it when it go as dark as possible so again not really much of an issue. I tried switching sources and such but spent so many hours on the sliders has not seen any difference at all.
As for the image quality I noticed that my PS 3 for some reason make the picture overly dark on the D7005. Using S&M disk and the contrast pattern gives very poor results. As expected in movies I loose detail but mostly what I am not supposed to see anyway. It´s a bit more forgiving to the eye. Overall impression was quite a bit better compared to the Sony BDP-S370 which let me see almost all staples.
Maybe this is the price of reference picture. Hightlighting things you are not supposed to see. But if I wish something it´s deeper blacks. I really need to get some form of backlight going to mask this better. I would wish the letterbox would get as black as what´s on the picture at the very least. It´s a bit annoying most movies get letter boxed. I find myself moving closer but then you see more of the plasma noise.
As for SD TV it´s awful no way around it but knew that. My next tv should have absolutely perfect black levels and much better contrast. I have had to admit to myself that particularly on the BDP-S370 the picture is flat and totally lifeless unless I bring some dynamic contrast into play or exaggerate the black levels a bit at the cost of shadow detail. I am putting my hopes on the BDS-700.
Thankfully the 3D work really well and does a lot to solve the issue with depth. I tend to use the 2D/3D conversion quite a bit. I often feel it adds more then it substracts. I want to be immersed in movies not kill the joy of them by analyzing the picture to bits