I've now had my Panny screen for a couple of months, and whilst it's good, I really don't think it's anywhere near as good as my old CRT (a Phillips pixel+). The thing that really bothers me is that nobody else seems to have any problems with the Panny, so is mine faulty, or am I just being over critical of plasma technology, and should I just accept that comparing CRT vs. Plasma on picture quality alone is not a fair comparison?? As an example of my 'issues' with it: 1. The flickering. I definitely get it, generally in top third of the screen, particularly where it's a fairly static image, highly lit at the top. The corridor shots in something like ER are a good place to spot this. 2. I don't know how to describe it, but the dark colours (ie. blacks, dark blues etc) always look very pixelated, or scaled. Again, as a recent example, on the middle Fear Factor challenge, they usually end up at a spooky old warehouse. The foreground is well lit, and therefore looks fine, but the gloomy/spooky background kind of give an effect similar to the solarising effect found on some camcorders (though obviously not as extreme!). Another way of putting it is viewing a picture on a PC with 32,000 colours vs. one with 16m. An obvious example, and perhaps overstating the point, but it's the only way I can think to explain it. You'll see from my sig that I'm using the Panny tuner. I've also run the screen without it, and I still see the same picture defects. The same is true of the comp connections - the picture quality is the same either direct or via the tuner. Ive also tried varying the qualities of connectors (and settled on some mid-range ones) but TBH I dont see how the connectors can really effect the points above, particularly number 2. The one thing that annoys me about the tuner is that it dumbs down the picture settings, so I cant use the ideal settings, as with the tuner all I get is a moving bar, and many of the options are lost altogether. However, for wife-acceptance reasons the tuner must remain, and although I know some people are sceptical of it, I really do not agree that is has much of a negative impact on the picture. Youll also see that Ive got TiVo and Sky, both of which will degrade the picture, but this was also the case on my CRT, so I dont think these are the cause of the problem. So, sorry about the long note! Do I just need to readjust my expectations of my plasma screen? Im not saying its bad by any means, but as I said above, on pure PQ, its not up to my old CRT.