Don't laugh! I'm having a very hard time with it. After having my Wega for a few months and it only being calibrated by THX Optimode, I bought the Sound and Vision disc. Generally, has anyone else found calibrating extremely difficult and frustrating?!!?!? It sounds silly but I just can't figure out my 1) contrast 2) sharpness settings. THX Optimodes has a contrast test where they show 8 different squares of white and if the contrast is too high you won't be able to differentiate them. Well, even with my contrast set to max I could still differentiate each square so a big reason I bought the S&V disc was to get a different contrast test. But its just as difficult to calibrate. With the S&V contrast, I can't detect the point where the top white box starts to bloom. The edges between each box certainly don't become less edgy when the contrast is increased. Its almost become a test of how "white" do you like things? And also, does anyone know what the white bars moving back and forth on the bottom left hand screen are for? It looks similar to the pluge test except for contrast. And with the sharpness, the horizontal lines in the crosshair area doesn't really change with adjustment which leaves me to go only with the horizontal lines in the crosshair. As for the sets of lines on the top and bottom, there's always some portion of it that's of a different contrast. Argh! I would welcome any suggestions on what to look for in calibrating these two settings. Oh, and another thing, should I be calibrating with 16:9 mode (it will squish the test patterns) on as my DVD's will be watched with this mode on? I recall reading something about how smaller screen areas require lower contrast. Thanks Andy PS. My DVD player's manual states when using a component connection I should set the player's black level to "dark". I've tried to calibrate it this way but when I change to analog TV, everything is sooo bright. Anyone know why the DVD player would require a darker setting when using component video?