Hi, I've been asked my opinion on the Samsung S5H, as there seems to be a lot of contradictory views on the picture quality. I just thought I'd add my comments here for the record, and see what other folks think. I've only had my plasma for a week now, but as far as I can tell, the picture quality is improving noticeably all the time. The initial picture wasn't bad when I first switched it on, but there was a little harshness on the Sky seacrh banner, which was noticeable as with my old 32" Sony (CRT) on RGB there was no problem. I have been tweaking the colour settings during the course of this week (I'll post my settings in the other Samsung PQ thread) and have bought a Samsung DVDHD850 and a fairly cheap set of component leads to replace my really old Sony RGB only DVD. The colours are now settling in and with the rewire of the kit with a £20 scart (not the really expensive ones but better than a lot of them!) the Sky picture is softening up nicely and the Banner harshness is all but gone. Colour/contrast/brightness settings are obviously very subjective, but I think I've found quite a good balance. Blacks seem very black, etc, but it really depends on your source. Some of the Sky channels are really poor, but I found that on my old TV anyway, so it's not an inherent problem with the Samsung. DVD's on the 850, running at 768P on component, with (I assume) no screen scaling as the DVD is outputting 1024x768 (correct me if I'm wrong anyone!) are, to put it mildly, stunning. Again it depends on the disk, some are better than others, but thinks like the Martix etc are incredible, and the two reference disks I've used for getting my settings right are Ronin, and the Italian Job (New Version!). The Italian job especially is incredible, with the colours on the mini's really deep and vibrant. These are just my views, and it's my first Plasma, but if anyone is thinking of buying this screen, I'd recommend it. I saw another thread about this screen and it mentioned a buzzing noise. It was there initally (first couple of hours) but faded gradually as the screen heated up and is only noticeable if you have your ear to the back of the screen, where you can hear a slight transformer buzzing, but it's not noticeble while viewing. The Sky + hard disk is much louder! Lets face it, I got this for £1500, and it does everything I want, and although the Pioneer and Panasonic sets are supposedly better, I have (depending on which screen you got!) got £500-£1000 more beer money than I initially planned (was going to buy the Pioneer, but house moving soon cut my budget). So hope this helps, and if anyone wants to comment, please feel free. I'm new at this! Bill.