It started out great, even without the HDTV signal. Not soon after the warranty ran out(imagine that!) the picture has gotten pretty bad. It's like a solarizing effect. especially around dark areas. I did the adjustment turning the VML down below 10 and it hasn't corrected the problem. The contrast is also below 50%. The sears tech was out and hooked up an expensive gadget that said the TV was fine(imagine that!!). He didn't bother to tell me about the VML trick or any other adjustments that can be made to get the picture back. Any Ideas??