I recently got the Video Essentials disc. Over the weekend I spent a couple of hours making the adjustments. Overall the main changes were to lower the brightness and contrast levels. I already had the sharpness off and the color was pretty close as well. Now, on DVD I am getting used to the new settings, I don't think the changes are mind blowing but for the 15 bucks I spent I am not complaining. When I adjusted the contrast on my set I could not get the pattern to "bloom" even at the max adjustment. At least it would not bloom the way the example on the disk depicted it. I did notice the needle pulse bend however "very slightly". (I have a 36" Toshiba by the way.) I adjusted the contrast down until the pluge setting didn't change between the high and low average patterns. I am assuming this is correct because the brightness and contrast usually have to be adjusted together and affect each other. As it is adjusted now when I view a tape or the cable TV feed, the picture seems way too dark. No detail is evident in any shadows. As I said the DVD picture is good and I am willing to evaluate it for a couple of weeks. I am wondering if any of the rest of you experience major changes between sources? Or, did I miss the setup?