Okay, so over the course of the past month, I have read all 1700+ posts in this thread; therefore, I believe I am entitled to a little rant.
I feel I absorbed most info presented here pretty well...as evident by my first post as a a plasma cherry. Couple points I want to make. First...I'll bet this D-Nice guy is sitting back laughing at all this! lol...he's probably saying, "Ha! I showed everybody these slides, and they are all wigging out because of it!" lol. The way he is portrayed here as a god like figure makes me laugh...especially since he is nowhere to be found. Second...I found most issues people are inquiring about just takes some hands on trial and error. For first time plasma owners, this thread is invaluble; however, I believe people should just read and learn, rather than post the same question over and over again. Third...and most important to me...is dealing with these slides, break in, and overall anal pixle monitoring. I first came on this thread to do research for a purchase. I made if based off what I learned here. I am happy as can be. I notice no buzzing, or banding; however, I have not ran the slides referenced here. I am now scared to. I don't notice anything during normal viewing. To me, this tv looks fantastic, and I can't stop raving about it to my friends and family..especially the 3d. with my panny glasses, i think it looks phenominal. When I watch 780 content, I am not expectin stellar pq...the oil painting effect doesnt bother me at all, and I don't even notice it with all yall pointing it out to me. ONE question I do have concerns blacks and dithering. How noticeable should it be or not be? I watched Dark Knight Rises, the blacks look good some scenes, and some scenes I see noticeble dithering at even 10ft viewing distance. Is this the source material? How does this movie look on everybody else's sets? what is a good movie to test my tv's black levels? The slides??? Im scared to do that now. I have had my tv since august, and it probably has 4-5 hundred hours on it...maybe. haven't checked as I'm scared to enter the sm....I have no experience whatsoever in that area.