WOW - the picture with DVDs from my Toshiba210 via component is just incredible. Before my dv3 box arrives i just hooked up my VHS via composite and surprisingly some programmes on some channels over the w/e looked pretty respectable. Its gonna look amazing with didgital tv via RGB-VGA converter. I was watching some nature programme and everything is just so big that you really feel like your there. Its funny, the large image has a real sensory effect on you. Watching some of the Commonwealth games, during teh swiming and the close up slow-mo shots of the swimmers in the water made me feel real thirsty and also i wanted to go for a swim. Sounds silly but 'tis true.... somehow the pictures just grab you in a much more emotional way. Suddenly, i see real beauty in some of LWT and ch4. idents etc... I think another thing that really helps this is the small symmetrical frame surround on the screen. Its like art, as soon as you border it with something consistent and uncluttered it makes it viusally a lot more striking. I guess i really underestimated this TV's use for broadcast use but the advantages are huge... whatever you're watching the effect of such a huge screen (thats imo as good as a CRT) is stonking. Cant wait to connect my PC9 camera up and also get a plystation. I reckon JUST mode is pretty dam good compromise and apart from slow pans, works well. The nice thing is you are not losing any of the picture. Also, I like the option to scale and move the picture around.. useful for knocking out black bars. Its also good that all the different input modes save their own set of settings under the picture menu etc.. One thing i didn't realise is that with Scope (2.53:1) the black bars top and bottom are burnt into teh DVD so you can't actually use the screensaver to make them grey ! Shame that, but in any case for the first 3 weeks or so I won't be watching any Scope movies or anything with logos... prolly best to run the TV in gently and evenly. I was a bit sceptical and a bit worried about the TV before i bought it but all in all, nows it here I feel a lot more comfortable about it and now know that its going to be a real asset especially as its something that i will use 365 days a year. Without doubt, its a fantastic purchase.... and worth the asking price All I need now is a nice secondhand DigiBeta machine to plug into it, so I can watch all my work tapes !!! (30K minimum i suspect though so more chance of flying to the moon ) STrange things: when i first got the plasma going it did have one bad pixel just north of the centre of the screen. Although you'd never notice it unless you were looking I was a bit miffed but oddly its now gone, or rather converted itself to a good working pixel ??? Anyone come across this phenomenon before ? Also, JUST and 16:9 mode on analogue broadcasts should stretch the picture horizontally. But when i did this on some channels there were still thin black bars top and bottom. Going back to 4:3 briefly it was clear that these channels had black top and bottom in standard 4:3... i.e. teh broadcast was already squashed a little ? Is this some sort of halfway house aspect ratio that the likes of ITV broadcast ? I got around it by either going to ZOOM or stretching the picture slightly in the settings Pah.. I work in Post Production .. should know these things ! For the interest of other owners, i have my contrast set to around -15 and brightness at 0. I'll prolly change it aroudn here and there certain DVD's ... The brightness at ~ -5 makes the picture more crunched and dynamic and kind of sharpens up edges and contrast etc,, but say +5 lifts the picture a bit for movies that are predominantly dark.