I have a related thread in tweaking but thought I better post hear also. I've set picture modes at color 27, tint 29, bright 33, picture 32, sharp 12.(Thanks Kevin) The picture is quite good but extremely dark. I find I have to raise the brightness to high 50's. Does anyone else have a brightness problem. I have had the set for 10 days and am having a tech do a convergence on it next Saturday. I just can't see having brightness being nearly maxed being necessarily correct or even good for the set, and I would not think this complimentary convergence will address this. Any help or input would be appreciated...Thanks!!