Many PDP's today are calibrated with the contrast at 80% or higher. This is to help reduce white level clipping.
As I hinted to in an earlier post 'You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar'
It's about perspective and how you react to it. One has to keep in mind when posting
issues that those trying to pitch their help/opinions don't know you, how tech savvy
you are and more importantly they have no idea what the actual problem you are
having looks like because they are not in front of your set. They are gonna draw
certain conclusions based on their own past experiences with tv's and other
forum members. The reactions of others is something you have no control over but
how you allow things to affect you and how you react to them is another matter.
I know I keep sounding like the 'Can't we all just get along guy' but then that
is how my personality tends to deal with what I consider minor or unnecessary
conflicts of personalities. :)