So finally I am expecting arrival of my philips 9986 tomorrow, fingers crossed. Thanks to you guys you have given me confidence in my purchase. So what should I do then to make sure the set is in working order and to ensure I'm getting the full use of it? Unfortunely I have only a cable connection for tv reception and a laptop with dvi digital and s-video out put for the moment. So will be trying the DVI connection. I'm aware of the borders and I don't expect much in terms of PQ. DVD player is next purchase but that's a discussion for another thread. 1. Check the firmware version by entering 123654 on the remote and it should be at least v2.3 2. Check for dead pixels. Is there a proper way to check or as long as I don't notice from my normal viewing distance I should be ok? 3. Buzzing from Amilight should be minimal 4. I should receive a component adapter with the set. 5. Just experiment and find my settings that I feel comfortable watching? Anything thing else I should do other than sit back and enjoy?