You know, I had never in my entire life watched an HDTV display a DVD. That is, until about a week ago, when my mom's best friend (from work) bought a Sony 48" Widescreen HDTV. She had it ISF calibrated and invited me over to watch DVDs with her. I took some of my favourite DVDs that I have read here on the forum, that have reference video. I popped in the discs that I took, and boy was I surprised. None of the discs looked nearly as good as I had imagined they would! In fact, I was quite disappointed in every one of them! These are the discs I took: FIGHT CLUB: I took this to test the black levels. Sure, it was black enough, but besides proper black levels, that was about it. SLEEPY HOLLOW: This looks marvelous on my Sony 27" Wega with Anamorphic squeeze, but on this TV, I was VERY disappointed in the transfer! VERY un-film like! HALLOWEEN: The (Restored) version. Very VERY disappointing. Noticed things that I had never noticed on my tiny TV. It was a mess! MOULIN ROUGE!: WOW! This was the most disappointing of all! After so much hype about how amazing it looked, I almost cried when I saw how awful it looked! No way in my mind, could I have imagined that DVDs could look this bad. Note: On my Sony Wega, during the medley on the elephant, the background on my TV could be described as a "blue mess" with video noise EVERYWHERE! On the HDTV, this noise was no longer present, so I assume that it's just my TV that has poor quality. On the HDTV, there was no noise that I could easily see, but the way that it "looked"....It just looked very weird. After hearing all this talk about "FILM-LIKE" transfers, I thought it would look as if you were inside a well calibrated THX certified theater, but it was FAR from that! No way in hell, does DVD ever compare to theater-like quality! Having said all that, those were the only 4 DVDs that I had the displeasure of watching on the TV. I didn't take any of my other ones. Maybe I should have tried discs like: Toy Story 2 Blade 2 Jason X Starship Troopers Next time I go over there, I'll take the ones mentioned above to test. The complain I have, is that DVDs have a very FAKE look to them. I never noticed this on my Wega, they look razor sharp/EXTREMELY clear but not on an HDTV. Like I said, I had never seen the way a DVD looked on an HDTV, and this was my very first time. Maybe it's just a look that you have to learn to adjust to. Can I hear anyone else's FIRST reactions to watching DVDs on an HDTV?