I decided that I wanted to add a Mac Mini to my front room, just something that can surf the net, get emails, view holiday pics and movies and is very neat and easy to use. Problem is my Panasonic PW6 has only got a resolution or 864x480, not good for a desktop. This got me thinking about upgrading the screen to a higher resolution one. The obvious choice, and my first choice, was the Pioneer 435XDE, great looking, has all the inputs and can handle 99% of signals even with HDCP. However after viewing these at various places and with various inputs I knocked this on the head, which was a real shame as I could of got the screen for £2900 minus an extra 10% discount and on interest free. After reading up loads and speaking to a few people about the various screens out there and seeing loads of them, I ended up ordering an NEC XM3 without even seeing it, risky yes, but I have already decided that if I really don't like it I will sell it on and start over. So the screen arrived at 4.30pm today, straight up on the wall and plugged in where the panasonic was and for now using the same bnc cable from my Zektor component switcher. I have only seen Sky running so far (this is using a JS RGB-YUV transcoder) and the first thing that hit me was the black level. No where near the Panasonic, I have the screen set to Theater 2 Noise Reduction OFF colour temp MID LOW contrast 25 brightnes 32 (middle setting, blacks don't seem to get any black when you lower it) colour 22 Sharpness 1 Gamma 3 low tone 2 The blacks on the Panasonic look black, on the NEC they are grey, I will have to have more of a play with this, at the moment dark scenes look washed out, if I can't improve this the screen will go. Next, it struck me just how analogue looking the Panasonic picture is compared with other digital screens, the NEC is not bad compared with teh Pioneer panels but still not as analogue as the Panny. I will have a play around some more and report my findings. One thing that is an improvement is how much more snap the screen has, which probably doesnt help the digital look, the Panasonic really is like looking through a window on the world. So far I would say that with SD material the Panasonic is the more accurate screen. I may try a scaler in the link and see if that changes things, maybe with all that extra resolution it needs some help? but considering I just sold my PW6 for £1000 with a dual imput board and this has cost £2500 I know which is the better deal!! Anyway I will play some more and add to this thread if/when I discover anything to write about.