Hi Guys, Had the pleasure of Gordons (Convergent AV) company over the weekend and had my Panny 5 series calibrated.... so i thought i would share the experience. Firstly - the results are great ! I have the Avia test disc and have tweaked the settings to get the best out of my display... but i suppose like most people i did the colour test and there were a whole load more that were beyond me.... not Gordon ! As my setup is in a real environment..i.e a sitting room, not a dedicated AV room... the ambient light is comparatively high... after the application of some bin bags and tape it was down enough to get started.... Firstly a calibration unit is placed a short distance from the screen and connected to Gordons laptop with the relevant software running. The Avia disc goes in and all the readings are taken... then tweaking via the service menu.... while checking on the laptop the O/P from the unit... all the while getting all just right. Repeat for all I/P's and for all formats and job done !! I had some "he is doing what !!" from the usual sources... completely baffled that i needed somebody from Scotland to come down and adjust the contrast on my TV... but i am more than happy with the PQ.... Gordon chucked on some test DVD's...5th Element etc... and he was happy too... the acid test for me is football and golf...all those blocky greens and close up flesh tones dont do to well splashed across 42" of glass, i have only had a chance to check out a few minutes and it looked a lot better... my PS2 also looked a lot better.... good old eastenders with there close ups of that old moose Cat can show acres of flesh and it even looked tempting on my calibrated beauty.. Of course not everything is gone.... what would i do with my life if everything was perfect ??!! BUT... The revelation of the day was in something else... i asked him to bring one of his Mains cables so i could check it out.... not so long ago i would have thought that swapping out a mains cable for a different one would have brought perhaps an increase in length and not much else... but i read Russ Andrews bits and pieces on his site and thought i would give it a go... he basically says that since all the energy used to create the O/P, be it sound or light comes from electric...so making sure that is as it should be is as important as anything.... i tried one on my Meridian kit... and after a few weeks,... nothing..nada...zip.... everything sounded good, but it always did !... i got round the back of my kit and swapped them back and got ready to send them back for a refund... Russ offers this as standard... i put back on the album i had been listening to and.... wow... it was flat..lifeless... put the Russ Andrews in again and it was all back.... they did work !! just needed running in...so i am a believer now !! Gordons have a different construction etc... but have the same goal... i swapped my Russ Andrews lead from my Meridian player and noticed an improvement immediately!! I have since listened and done some A/B swaps and it is a lot airier and the soundstage is even deeper and wider... I now have it plugged into the plasma... perhaps some of the improvements noted above have been down to the lead...i expect so... i am going to leave it in situ for a while and swap back...see if i get the same effect as before !! Anyway in summary.... highly recommended . Both things !!