Hi guys, I've looked around for the answer...and I think I still need to ask.... I have a Pioneer MXE1..and having checked the calibration with Video Essentials I've got to say the video ( picture) performance is pretty poor. The "brightness" test shows up nothing to test against, so I assume that the plasma is not even capable of basic test signals. I cannot see the bars to the left and right. They were there on my 'old' TV. Is this right? If I add a video processr of a certain quailty, will the black levels improve? Apart from the black levels I love the picture, detailed, smooth and even good with $ky. I just want to see something better than grey when watching a dark scenes in films (most of them then) help...my other half wants to know why we spent the money, as do I. I need to better the black levels!!!