Ok guys, I was at Best Buy earlier today checking out a 70". I plugged in cnet's settings and watched clips of Avatar on dvd (absolutely horrible) The Dark Knight, Iron Man and the last Harry Potter movie, all on blu-ray. The lighting was not favorable and the HT sound sucked (I've been spoiled), but man were those blacks gorgeous! I couldn't tell where the bezel ended and the screen began.
The detail was also first rate. You could clearly see the veins in Voldemort's face and the tiniest detail in the masks of Joker's henchmen. Brilliant.
I was having a tough time trying to figure out if the color was off or the lighting was ruining it for me. It just didn't want to look natural. (Neither did anything else in there, so I'm figuring its a lighting issue). It wasn't a huge concern since I will get my next TV, whatever it ends up being, calibrated.
What i was most concerned with was motion. I set it at 120hz low and off to try both. Clearly better than any LCD I've ever seen, but not quite natural. I had every other setting at cnet's, which worries me it may be how the set is made. I am VERY accustomed to my DLP and how film-like everything looks. My question: is the Elite able to give a DLP/plasma-like motion appearance? Is there something else I could have/should have done? Would an ISF calibration "fix" this, or would it only improve color, detail, etc.?
Thanks in advance for the help.
PS The set is just screaming to be made in 80"+