OK, I'm not impressed with this model 56HM195. Went to a local brick and mortar in Albuquerque, NM and saw it side by side with the old WEGA, Samsung 1080, and Mitsu 1080. Could not get it to be as bright as the others even on bright bulb. Could not dial down the black. Had the black at setting 1 of 3 (there is no 1-100 for black). Took the contrast down from 100 to 50. Still could not get real browns and the dark scenes in Blade II brought out the lack of definition of skin and clothing compared to the other sets. Could not set my own colors, only those useless settings of COOL and WARM. I guess the 56MX195 is supposed to have custom settings. Signal was from Direct TV. Yes it was split, but so were the other TVs inputs. Saw multiple artifacts, probably due to the splitter. But the Samsung 1080 was the best at receiving the signal, nearly no artifacts, but still a dark picture for the Sammy. Also, could not get the 56HM195 set to show 4:3 without stretch (I can't stand stretched scenes). And, I saw the age old screen door effect during action scenes. So, what the heck, over? Are you guys watching the same model as I am? Sorry, but I'm quite disappointed after reading these reviews.