I found these settings work extremely well for the 42LB5D too. They seemed to balance out all the colors and even out the black levels. Be sure to turn off the XD Noise on digital sources though. It will cause artifacts to show on black backgrounds. My all-around everyday preferred settings for digital sources are below should anyone find them helpful. They are very similar as I had an excellent starting point. Many thanks for the post!!! Happy

--Picture Menu--
Picture Mode: User 1
Color Temperature: User
Aspect Ratio: Just Scan

--User 1 menu--
Contrast: 100
Brightness: 44
Color: 56
Sharpness: 50
Tint: 0
Back Light: 67

--User color temperature menu--
Red: 20
Green: 4
Blue: -20

--XD menu--
XD: Manual
XD Contrast: Off
XD Color: Off
XD Noise: Off

--Advanced menu--
Cinema 3:2 mode: (grayed out)
Black level: Low