I've had my Panasonic TH-37PV500 for just two weeks now, but in that time it has become noticealy better in terms of picture quality. As soon as it was out of the box the 'Dynamic' mode was promptly turned off on all sources. I am currently using 'Normal' mode, with the brightness and contrast set at around 40%. Admittedly these settings do make the picture appear a bit dark at times, but the quality of picture is definately getting better and better. Freeview never will be perfect and I have experienced some colour banding, but it is a whole lot better than I was expecting. As for DVD's via the beautiful secondhand Pioneer DV 939-A (thanks Steve.EX), they are simply stunning. Certainly not regretting taking the plunge. Now looking forward to the second installment of the stunning 'Planet Earth' tonight!