I appreciate that these are often measured in different ways by different manufacturers, but I can't help but feeling disappointed that the newer panels being mentioned of being released over the next few months are only quoting figures of 800:1. In theory is there a limit to the contrast ratio available with this technology? The latest plasmas quote figures of 4000:1 I saw a top of the range 37inch LCD at the Ideal home exhibition show at the weekend showing Gladiator and could help but notice in some of the dark scenes areas just become one big splurge of black. I would have expected more from a sharp panel, although to be fair I didn't check to see how it was connected. It was interesting in that all the over panels were showing Monsters Inc etc as normal!