I don't think I like my display.
Hear me out.
I have an HLS5687W. I *HAD* an HLS5686W but it had tilt issues (HORRIBLE) and had screen spots out of the box. Samsung authorized a replacement, and I upgraded through them for a (higher than I should have paid) fee.
I just got it yesterday and I went right to Eliab's recommended settings. Color looks great. However, no matter what signal I send it, it looks like crap. SD is awful, to be expected, and there is a bit of bowing which SUCKS and the 5686 *DIDN'T* have it. No tilt problems, and I am not a fan of the sparkle screen, but if you get enough ambient light behind it you really don't see it which is fine.
HD cable looks terrible. The bane of the higher resolution is that you see more detail, as in compression problems. I have the HD-A1 also and in all 5 of my movies I still see noticeable compression artifacts. I have even seen banding. On the 720 set I didn't, but ignorance is bliss.
I just don't get the "3D" or "pop" that everyone describes. I think I need to see something that was filmed in HD or something, all of the HD DVDs I own have film grain, so it is somewhat distracting when trying to get a clean image (I don't mind the grain, it is part of the film).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I am within the driving range of Eliab, so I think that a calibration is in order, but money is tight now that I have bought all this new stuff.
Oh, I also have everything going through my Denon AVR-2807. I have put stuff in directly so there is no degredation there.