Sam I tried your settings and on dark scenes the detail still was'nt quite there, although your setup (graphics card/screen maybe different to mine!). Anyway I went back to my settings and dark scenes look amazing although I must admit the brightness setting is a tad weird Try these settings and watch chapter 2 of Gladiator DVD as an example or any other dark scenes (The Mummy 2 start is a great example too when they are in those caves..). Contrast: 73 (although just changed that to 70 now) Brightness: 94 Gamma: Graphics (is this what you mean by 'sharp?' - I find that setting gamma to graphics shows more detail in dark scenes..) Service menu (ENTER,ENTER,UP,DOWN,ENTER then UP ) Gain: Red=80 Green=75 Blue=73 Bias: Red=112 Green=105 Blue=108 I have'nt spent much time tweaking so I`m sure we can get even better results by more tweaking! but standing back and watching those settings on this cheap projector on an ATI HTPC projected on to a piece of MDF painted with ICESTORM paint sure beats the TV! Also I've found that you can also get into another service menu by pressing enter/enter/left/enter then UP quickly. However I dont know what these settings are so I suggest everyone leaves them alone! I`m sure we can tweak this baby even further though!. Any comments?! James DISCLAIMER: Always write down and keep your old settings in a safe place. However the VPL-CX1 projector only saves the changes if you explicitly tell it to do so! by clicking on 'Save to Memory'.