Just got my Pearl yesterday. Took about 10 minutes to setup. Nice motorized lens adjustments. Using Da-Lite hi-power screen. Plenty of brightness in low lamp mode with DI in Auto 1. Using Toshiba XA1 and HTPC (nvidia and MCE) for inputs using 2 count em 2 HDMI inputs. No problems with HDMI, worked the first time. HPTC capable of [email protected] over DVI/HDMI. So what does it look like out of the box? Basically the best picture I've ever seen anywhere. This thing is a work of art. Contrast is fantastic. The resolution is almost painful to see. You'll discover fresh new details in everything you watch. Upconverted DVD's look great. HD-DVDs are what they are, the best thing we've had yet. Sea Biscuit in HD-DVD shows the most detailed picture yet with the texture of fabrics just a joy to behold. Good old Dark City nows looks like a dark city with fantastic detail in the blacks. OTA HDTV looks great and now with no overscan you see even more. Must stop to take a breath!