Well now that I've been thoroughly infected with the big screen bug. I'm thinking this is going to be a long term thing for me. As with all long term things you want to get the best you can for you money. And in pj terms that means contrast and brightness, ie. ANSI contrast, ON/OFF contrast and lumens. How do you measure contrast? How do you measure lumens? What tools do you need and where do you get this stuff? I don't mind the expense but would prefer the basic equipment to do my own testing. There's only so far you can go with internet reviews and opinions, eventually you have to do your own testing. Thanks for any help that can be given. Also pm me, if you're not comfortable with chatting about it in public, for whatever reason.