I've had my 434 for 9 days now, and last night, for the first time, I was able to watch a DVD (Gump) all the way through without constantly fiddling with picture settings. I've held off from jumping into plasma land 'till now. I've been waiting for the technology to mature to the point that from both a price AND a pq standpoint it was a viable alternative to traditional CRT. I have always been a fan of panny pq but not the design of the panels (and lets face it a plasma is a huge thing to have sitting on your wall, and the aesthetics to me are important.) When I saw the design of the Pio, and had a demo (from a slightly greater viewing distance than I have at home) I felt the pq was as good as any Panny I'd seen: blacks were sufficiently black, colours were natural, contrast was fine, and motion artefacts weren't an issue. Once the screen was installed at home, and I popped a disc into my Pio 737, I couldn't have been more gutted. Even after doing a quick adjustment to the picture settings (RGB in, Energy save "on", reduce contrast & colour, reducing some of the processing options etc. etc.) the picture was a huge disappointment. Switching to component from the 737 made no difference, nor did using s-video. I couldn't believe I'd got this poor a picture. It's proved to be even worse from Sky+. I've been on the brink of returning the screen and media box to the retailer for most of last week, as the pq has been awful. Yes, I've had a coule of drop-outs, but not for days. Yes, the delay in channel and input changing is too long (4-5 seconds). Lip-sync is also a problem to some degree, on both DVD and Sky+. BUT, these aren't the main issues. The amount of artefacts on the screen reduces the image to barely watchable. My eyes can't filter out the artefacts to let me just watch. Over large areas of the screen, video noise - what I can only describe as "fizzing" plagues medium to brighter areas (every DVD I tried, T2, Gump, Star Wars-Phantom Menace, Fifth Element, Super Speedway). On top of this, skin tones are reduced to what looks like two shades of pink plastic...barbie or grey. Furthermore, there is motion lag as peole talk or move their heads. It's as if they leave part of their face behind for a moment (Phantom Menace especially). Pans are a series of jerks...watching the balls in the Snooker Final was an excercise in frustration. I have spent hours trying to dial in a set-up which cures these issues. Two nights were 9pm to 2am jobs. Last night, in a "let's see what happens if I do this" moment I reduced contrast WAY down. It was as if I was asking for far less image processing to be done to the signal, and as a result the "fizz" was greatly reduced. I played around with some of the other parameters and ended up with the most watchable image so far, albeit not the punchiest in terms of absolute contrast and brightness. Final Settings for input 3 RGB, DVD: CONT: 12 BR: +6 COL: -21 TINT: 0 SHARP: -3 PRO ADJ: PURE CINE: STD COL TEMP: MANUAL: RED H -7,G H +1, B H -1 MPEG NR: LOW DNR: MID CTI: ON DRE: MID COL MAN: RED -4 As I say, much less contrast than ideal, but DEFINITELY the most watchable image to-date. Lip-sync still an issue. Anyone with any comments as to why this is so Dealer has suggested a change of media box. drago.d ps I'm using QED "Sqart" scart to scart for the RGB.