A few folks with Panny's are indicating a problem with their HR24-100's imagery. There may not be either a single or simple source or answer. I simply mentioned that the black level issue was one thing read out there, and that there were a few other posted items on the Pannys out there...nothing more. I happen to own a Haier HD display....so could also relate to the OP....as it is not my everyday unit, but I have tried the HR24-100 and don't see those results either. Then you start ranting... please get a grip.