The service mode trick (power off, mute-1-8-2-power) for the 27" Akai doesnt work on this model. The wide mode has pretty severe overscan, and there doesn't seem to be a way to do a "zoom" mode for non anamorphic widescreen sources. The panorama mode simply stretches out the sides and is totally useless. maybe this mode could be altered into a makeshift zoom mode in the SM? Got this for $399 at Sams and am very satisfied even with what I was able to manage with composite input and user menu tweaking. Think this set will look very nice if I can mess with it a bit more! Any help or other stories would be appreciated, perhaps we can merge all the talk abou this model here?