Bought this plasma for $799 at PC Richards 10 days ago. Broke it in the first 100 hours with the slides. Tweaked it a little following some of the calibration levels listed in this thread. Picture looks pretty darn good, black look MUCH deeper than the Sony 52XBR5 it replaced, and no IR that I can notice. Football looked great this past weekend with no motion blur that I can notice.
A couple of things that I am still working out:
1. Whites have a blue/gray tint to them. For example snow: it isn't bright white like it was on my LCD. When I clone my laptop and compare the two screens, the laptop screen is much whiter than the TV. Is this a characteristic of plasmas in general, or just this model? Is it a configuration issue on my end? How do your whites look? I've tried different color temp setting first because I know cool typically adds a blue tinge to the picture, warm more reddish, etc. None seem to give me that vibrant white I'm used to with my XBR.
2. I have the TV routed to the output of my Onkyo 818 (LOVE this receiver!) When connecting my laptop to the front HDMI input of the receiver and out to the TV, my screen is over scanned just slightly to the right. Left side is perfect with the edge, but the cursor disappears off the screen on the right edge. Graphics properties are 1920x1080 60hz. What else can I tweak to get the screen perfect? I'm using 16x9 aspect ration on the TV. Any thoughts?
3. Lastly, glare is bad on this TV. I told the wife to go purchase some heavy windows treatments to block more light coming in from the bat window that is to the right of the TV. This is an easy fix since it is winter now, so thick curtains are acceptable. Not sure how I will remedy this in the spring when the other window treatment goes back up. All in all, an easy fix.