...who thinks the much lauded Loewe TVs don't look that hot? Every store that sells Loewe promotes them as the best CRT. I read many people on the web who think they are fabulous. The Perfect Vision asks: "Loewe Aconda - World's Best HDTV?" In my own search for Home Theater equipment I've seen countless Loewe TVs (most often the Aconda - we actually have one at work - watched the Olympics in HD on it every day, and my friend owns one as well). I've demoed a few of them with my own DVDs too. While the Loewes can display a sharp picture, with nice detail and dimensionality, overall I've been very underwhelmed by that brand. Why? The Loewe picture seems to have a peculiar character. I find the image from these TVs has a sort of coarse, muddy quality. Images that can look ravishing in their smoothness and color on say, a Panasonic or Sony, look lackluster, dull, drained of color on the Loewes. There is a subtle overlay of muddy grain, which makes the picture look a little...well, "yucky." I came to the conclusion that much of this coarse quality must come from the set's digital processing. I can see it "struggling" in the outlines of images, and there just seems to be a sort of dither-like video noise that coarsens the image. I find it ugly. But everybody loves these Loewe sets. Am I the only one who notices they have a strange picture? (Maybe I'm just becoming too spoiled, as I've been watching too many of the newer plasma screens recently). Rich.