What is it about things like live action HD trailers that look so bad? Video games on this thing look exactly like thye should, unbelievable. The Desktop looks exactly like it should, unbelievable. Live Action movies look like no one in the film industry has even known what they were doing ever, and that simply cant be. Im sittin here watching 1080p trailers from the wmv hd and they look terrible. The sharpness from the added pixels is apparent, but there's something else wrong. The picture is sorta fuzzy and ontop of that, my biggest problem with this thing is the funky coloring between something like shadows and a bright wall. They shades of black dont fade into pitch black properly, it's all colorful and sometimes the color dances. I know LCDs are supposed to be black retarded but is that what it's really supposed to look like because that's more annoying then bad picture quality. I compared my HD Terminator 2 1080p DVD on my 24 inch monitor (kept resolution at 1920x1200) and Terminator 2 at 480i on my 35 inch Toshiba. The Toshiba picture looked better and I stood away from both displays to make it fair. I agree that being 2ft away from a 24" screen will show 720p's weak spots, cause my god it sure as hell does with 480p DVDs, but....1080p....the picture annoyances are there. Like I said you can plainly tell the increase number of pixels by the sharper picture, but with all these other things going wrong that amounts to squat. Got a fuzzy sorta screendoor effect, the transition from a color to black is ridiculous and im trying to figure out what's true and what's within the limits of my monitor. But, but but but, the picture doesn't look fuzzy if I push my chair back a ways, you cant see it from back there, but I really didn't expect that from 1080p and still refuse to. Another pickle is that the slight fuzzy screendoor look does not change at all with 720p and 1080p. Another interesting thing is, with Animated movies like Madagascar 720p, it's not there. It's only live action movies, characters dont have smooth skin it looks dotty (though many dots). I recorded myself playing Half-Life 2 at 1280x720 at 60 fps, it's not there. But, it's uncompressed and 200Mbps so I question the fact that maybe this look is because these HD trailers are between 8-10Mbps and maybe thats not enough to get that full look. I think there's something wrong though because these problems with darker colors are alittle to extreme and if this was the real case I dont think they'd sell any of these things. You know how if you close your eyes, it's not pitch black it's kind of colorful on account of the light shining through you eye lids, that's what shadows are like, and alot of them dance around. I froze a shot in the batman begins trailer with Liam Neeson and half his body is covered in shadow, what I see are like 10 different shades of colors that dont fade into each other, they have defining lines between one color and another and there's this spot in the background that's just a floating dark greenish blotch. The colors in the shadow look, repeat look pixelated, those colors are rather large squares that are next to each other like a puzzle that isnt done yet. I'd like another person with an LCD, hopefully one with a high resolution to take a look at the trailer and tell me what they see. Other things I see are flickery lines like the part where Christian Bale is walking towards the airplane, the camera is slowly panning up and you see flickering lines in that green truck in the back. Actually nevermind, I only really see flickering lines when I watch it in a smaller window, fullscreen fixes those flickers, can somebody tell me why. Another prime example in the same trailer would be when he's walking down the stairs, the vertical lines in the stairs kinda flicker when they jump up to the next scanline. What bothers me about this being to close to the monitor thing is, I get no screen door effect or such video artifacts in games. Not even at 720x480, everything is as it should be. So.....what, $100,000 cameras suck? what's the deal lol.