Still not decided on which telly to get but I thought I'd experiment while I wait. I've got a Dell 19" monitor which has 800:1 contrast and supports upto 1280x1024 in resolution so it should run HD content with no problems. I thought I'd try out some HD trailers from apple.com. Generally the quality is very good with sharp edges and decent colour. However the blacks or darker areas are really bad and I'm getting a lot of pixelation and what I believe you call "Oil Painting" effect. Check out these screen captures: What is causing this and is this a problem I can expect from LCD tv's? Is this a contrast ratio issue?