My new 36XBR800 produces a very nice picture with both my old RV31 and the new RP82 I bought along with the new TV. However, with the RP82 the colors are defintely more saturated and there is an objectionable excess amount of red that wasn't there with the RV31. So I've worked with the user-mode settings along with R-YR and R-YB (to produce less red) and G-YR and G-YB (to produce more green) in the service mode in order to flatten out the color differences. Based on the Avia Color Decoder Check, I can get Red and Blue to 0% and, depending on the G-YB setting, somewhere around 0% to -5% Green. Contrast is adjusted using the regular Avia moving black bars (one just visible, the other just barely invisible) with the RP82 set to "Darker" blacks. White level is set near the middle of its range since I can't really get a definitive setting from Avia for this parameter. Certainly no blooming and probably erring on the side of less-bright whites. I am using the "Warm" color temperature and "Pro" picture mode as the basis for all these settings. With this setup, I think I see some green in the yellow elements of most scenes on DVD and skin tones (faces) are not satisfactory. Also, the yellow bar on the Avia Split Color Bars (with 75% gray) looks pretty sickly to me. I can get more pleasing people colors by moving the G-YR and G-YB almost back to their factory default settings, but then I end up with +5% Red, -5% Blue and between -5% and -10% Green on the Color Decoder Check. So my question is the extent to which zeroing everything on the Color Decoder Check is the be-all and end-all of color fidelity. In theory, that should induce the TV to show me pretty much what the moviemaker intended, right? Somehow, I don't think Peter Jackson wants Gandalf to look like he's been eating carrots or Frodo to look like he is seasick. Am I paying too much heed to Avia? Should I just start from what Avia considers color-neutral and then tweak it by the seat of my pants to get correct skin tones? A related problem is that these same settings mess up the picture on other (non-composite) inputs (tuner, s-video) so I have to switch to the "Movie" mode and bump the "Hue" slider over toward the red a bit to make skin tones even close to correct on cable TV and satellite programming. That makes me think that the RP82 itself is pushing red or eliminating green to some extent. Let me say this, though. With the settings I arrived at via Avia (no pun intended) there are certain scenes that look much, much better than they do on the old DVD player. For instance, at the beginning of Chapter 9 on Fellowship of the Ring when the mane of Gandalf's horse is briefly backlighted by the sun, the color is a wonderful auburn rather than the somewhat dull brick red that I get with a non-progressive input and/or the service mode settings in their factory defaults. Gorgeous.