One of the main reason for buying Panasonic plasma was the contrast ratio. Received my set last saturday and have been avoiding films mainly because of aspect ratio questions. Tryed to view full screen TV and found black levels acceptable. Tonight was going to watch Star Wars II and the black levels are really bad. Was quite obvious on the initial Lucas Film logo (green one), all the black area around it wasn't deep black like it should be but was a "faded" black. Skipped a few chapters for some space scenes and what should be deep space black was again a "faded black" like sometimes seen on cheap plasmas with very low contrast ratios. Tryed another film Band of Brother, the Normandy invasion episode and the faded black appeared again. Tryed with my PS2 (RGB scart) and the same problem appeared. The DVD is connect with component video (cable is a belden with canare). Is this normal or do I have a problem?