I had done quite abit of research [or so I thought] on various models within my price range and decided on this model. The picture quality for faces,skin tones and very white backgrounds is terrible! Faces and skin in general is extremely blotchy in shades which are reddish and silvery.When part of the face is shaded it looks a crappy grey. I do not yet have an HD source, but the picture is the same whether the source is my standard NTSC cable or a DVD. I have tried everything I can within the sets adjustments for color, contrast etc. with no avail. The set is only about six weeks old, and am trying to exchange it for another brand, but am having trouble returning it [ another storey!]. I even contacted a certified ISF technician to re-calibrate the set, and his comment was that this brand and model are known for this problem based on it having only an 8 bit processor etc, and a recalibration will not resolve the problem!Any input would be highly appreciated. Needless to say this is my first HD set, and I am extremely disappointed with the set and the retail outlet.