Ok all, first, sorry for the poorly colored pics of the unit. This TV has a better res than my old digital camera. I've been tinkering with this set for a few days and wanted to post some comments. #1: NO GHOSTING...xbox (Ninja Gaiden, Burnout Revenge, etc.) PC games (BF2, Doom 3, Far Cry [too pretty]) are all smooth as baby's bottom. I have a 19 inch Sceptre "gaming" LCD that cannot keep up with the Syntax. #2: Input Quality: I was fighting a huge green push from my Comcast HDTV box thru component while DVDs were looking stunning with the same color settings. Changed the box over to HDMI and WOW...PERFECT! The xbox now has a home in the former Comcast comp slot with it showing perfect color (just cruddy sig coming from comcast). To address Mr Zyz's Q, using HDMI you are locked into whatever the box is feeding the TV. A 4:3 ratio sig cannot be zoomed, stretched, etc. Just black bars. I have not checked to see whether my cable will do any stretching or scaling, but I don't have the same box as you are mentioning anyways. Any other signal can be manipulated though.
#3 Settings: I was one of the people asking for settings, but got impatient and purchased an Avia disc. First, turn off all the iDEA features to get a good baseline. I've found that after calibration that most of those features are really junk anyways; however, the black level extender and white balance control worked amazingly when I watched Sin City. Ok, this unit came out of the box with a slight green push and weak reds. The color temp settings of cool, middle, warm all seemed a little "off" to use as any normal setting. I manually dialed the RGB values to R +5, G -2, B +2. Next I used the blue filter on Avia to adjust the saturation (53) and Hue (58). I left the brightness (53) and contrast (50) fairly close to factory settings because I liked the way they looked. Avia will tell you to turn them both down a tad from there but this disc was designed for CRTs...LCD=Viva Eye Melting Brightness!! I also left the sharpness alone (70) because messing with this setting didn't really do too much. I did not further adjust anything with the green or red filters because I was very happy with what I was seeing on the screen. These are just resluts I got after goofing around, so everyone keep the settings coming in so we can all have options to choose from. Sorry for the long post, but I'm very happy with this purchase (you cannot have a better Battlefield 2 experience). With all the money I saved by buying this brand I'm now eyeing an upgrade in audio components. Just buy this thing and see what I'm talking about. Peace all