Don't know if you know this, but ANSI contrast is the contrast present in a displayed image when it is showing both bright and dark detail at the same time. CRTs don't have good ANSI due to lens scatter (LCs are bettEr than ACs) but James and myself were talking about this at Yas's the other week and James mentioned using felt within the lens somehow. I was wondering if anyone has tried this to reduce the lens scatter and improve intra-scene CR. Black level and on/off is allready excellent but is it possible to improve on the area of ANSI? In this case of course I'm talking at the pj level and not taking into account the effect of the room which is another issue. Gary.