I found the perfect vertical banding test for any and all projectors: Outlaw Golf for Xbox, on the "Spooky Hollow" course. Everything is grayish mid-tones. On my new Panasonic AE700 the grass and sky are a bunch of purple and grayish-green vertical bands (no matter what flicker settings). This game and level really show the worst of this projector. For most movies it is great, but a lot of games and computer content have flat/gradient colors with mid-tones. I would have bought a Sanyo Z3 but its lense would have forced me to have a minimum 115" display size in my room (the Panasonic has much wider zoom range) and this was more unacceptable than the VB. I wonder if this game would show any banding (even slight) on the Sanyo Z3 or Sony HS50/51.