Just received my new HLN617W Samsung 61" Widescreen DLP. Purchased from Magnolia HiFi in Portland. I called on Tuesday, they had 11 in stock, and I picked mine up on Friday. Picture looked great right out of the box. Connected to a new Samsung SIR-TS160 High Def receiver and DirecTV box. I was impressed with the normal cable picture until I finally got Satellite hooked up and watched the NBA game in high definition tonight (Pacers vs. Celtics). It was incredible. Picture is bright, colors deep, and detail is astonishing! You won't be able to view regular TV again once you experience this. I don't believe I need to do any tweaking to the picture -- it just can't get any better. The only thing I noticed is that if there was really fast motion during the basketball game you would get some blurring of the people in the stands, but did not detract from the overall experience. Cable is only going to be as good as it would be on a normal TV, pretty much the same with satellite. It doesn't seem to improve picture quality in those two mediums. I checked out the new Starwars on DVD and it looked great also, but not near the quality of High Definition. Channel 199 on DirecTV was showing some nature show from Japan, and it truly takes nature to another level. From sand dunes to snow flakes, you can see incredible detail. I had alot of trepidation in buying this set after seeing all the problems people have had with various TV's on this forum, but feel I made a great choice. I give Magnolia HiFi and this Samsung DLP a high recommendation!