I'm about to buy a Pioneer PDP505HD plasma. In the broadcast TV realm I'll be watching a fair amout of "Aussie Rules" footy. A dealer here has tried to steer me clear of the Pioneers because of shudder of fast moving images, which he called a framing effect, particularly of sports such as cricket and football. This has also been echoed by member superpixel: "With DVDs on the HDMI it is a great screen, BUT with other sources/connections it is so hopeless that i wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There is motion pixellation, judder and a 'slow-motion' effect that is virtually, if not completely, absent with the DVD-HDMI feed. Its not a slight effect, it plagues the picture - and disabling noise-reduction features and changing the settings does virtually nothing to help. I think it has nothing to do with the Pioneer panel and everything to do with the media box electronics..." in the Pioneer PDP-505XDE worth it? thread. http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198122 My questions to other Pio owners out there (and superpixel) are: 1) Do you notice this 'slow-motion' effect? (I didn't in the store but I suspect I would given time; if it is there) 2) Does anyone know what its root cause is? 3) If its almost absent on the HDMI feed, would you expect it to be reduced coming from a digital set-top box with DVI? (you need a separate digital tuner here in Aus) 4) Can the effect be reduced? 5) Could it be that the screen refresh rate (72hz I beleive) is a resonant frequency of some fluro lights, creating a slight stroboscopic effect? I imagine this would be evident in stores rather in most homes as homes generally have incandescent lights. 6) If the situation is pretty bad as superpixel suggests and sports fans should consider another screen, which screen does sports best? Thanks for any thoughts P.