I bought my 50 inch Viera back in November 2004. Most of the time the picture is stunning. However, anything with high contrast is a real problem, resulting images are very dark and show little, if any, detail. Skin tones in subdued light have a green tinge. I was watching Around the World in 80 days (remake) yesterday, and Queen Victoria looked like she had a 5 o'clock shadow. I have a QED squart that I am about to fit to see if it makes any difference. I show DVD from a Pioneer DV545 on AV4 RGB. I know some will talk about professional callibration, but I am unconvinced about a technology that requires this to get an acceptable picture. I have tried lots of different contrast and brightness settings, but I solve one problem and introduce another. Now I paid over £4,000 for this plasma, and I have to say that I am disappointed if this is state of the art technology. My old Toshiba MT3 projector is much more consistent, and so is my old Cool Green Philips TV. Now I don't think I am a particularly fussy user, and I love the screen size and 'flatness' of the technology, but at the moment I am tollerating the failings. I also increasingly think that the Viera is a very sophisticated and stylish set when on its stand. When it is on the wall, as mine is, it looks odd. I wonder whether aesthetically, Panasonic ever looked at this set off its stand. I would be interested to hear the views of others.