I just got the LN52650A and the blu-ray content looks as advertised but compared to my 3 year old 42" panny, the HD (or SD channels for that matter) channles are not even viewable IMO. I have gone through cal and tried the gimmic settings on and off, low, med, high. I have directv and HD content was breathtaking on my panny. The set-top is set to pass through native and most HD content hits the set at 1080i. The menus look like dog SH!t and the picture is blurry, with jerking and studdering. I realize this is partly due to the jump in screen size but man, I can't deal with HD channels looking worse than SD channels did on my old panny plasma. Please tell me my set is defective so I can get another one becasue the 1080P is by far the leader on this set. Otherwise, to sacrafice so much on what I watch 90% of the time to get a better picture for what I 10% of the time makes no sense.