I bought a nice shiny 42" LG plamsa about a month ago, but am very disappointed with the picture. I saw one in Dixons and it looked fine so I bought one. The screen does not handle dark scenes very well at all. In fact I need the sceen on 100% brightness and 100% contrast to be generally watchable. Even set like this you still can't see peoples faces in dark movie scenes. When I play the same scene through the VGA input from a laptop, the picture is fine. As the screen can obviously cope, I figured there must be problem with either the AV board, the cable or the DVD player. I swapped the DVD player and the cable but neither made a difference, so I logged a service call. The guys came out and agreed it looked too dark. They swapped the AV board - no difference. They tried using a tuner instead - no difference. Then they swapped the entire screen - no difference. Does this mean all LG plasma's are like this, and if so how come some of you guys are happy with them?