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Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080HD video noise/squiggly worms?

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I noticed this on the demo unit in the store when I entered the video pattern mode meant to help resolve IR as the white bar moved across the display and obviously I was real close to the set in the first place anyway.

So, I got mine home and calibrated to break-in settings using D-Nice's suggestion and loaded up the AVSForum referenced break-in DVD in repeat mode, then sat in my seating position ~8ft away and I notice that same animated video noise / moving squiggly worms on the whole display, obviously much more noticable on lighter/brighter test patterns

Is this normal behavior of this set as i've seen the one in the store do it and my own? It doesn't look HORRIBLE and I don't notice it when viewing programming and maybe i'm just too close to a 50" anyway? (this replaces a 42" that I could see noisy stuff when I was closer than my seating position to it)

thanks guys
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update: i had been using the samsung power cord that was connected to my HP-S4253 I just removed w/ one ferrite core/bead placed near the port that connects to the outlet on the back of the set, just on a whim i checked out the cord included with the pioneer and noticed it had better shielding and a larger ferrite molded into the cable... swapped it out there's still a TOUCH of noise like you see on any plasma display up close, but the squiggly worms are gone... kinda odd, I do I.T. for a living and never had any interference problems with anything using different power cables hmm

that brings the next question, is there ANY PQ impovement using say a APC UPS or something that filters the A/C power?! Always thought those had to be a waste of money.
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