Too often we seem not to worry much about facts in these forums and concentrate more on purchase justification.
And too often we see the Panasonic owners coming to the 8500 owner's thread to throw in a jab or two. Just amazing.
Thanks Ken, you took the words right out of my mouth....
I set up my calibration settings in standard picture mode then adjust to a custom level. Search for my posts on this forum where I had the calibration settings. Turning on Game mode in the settings doesnt do anything to me but turn off the ability to turn on Smooth motion which you dont need on a video game anyway. The picture looks on par as a normal movie picture with the instructions i stated you just wont have smooth motion. I'd recommend you buy it. If you dont like it you can return it. Make sure you calibrate the picture and play with the tv for a few days till you get the results you want. I spetn a week fiddling with mine adn it was well worth it.