It's fixed! Firmware 1.5 fixed the problem. In fact, it looks 5000 times better on my HDTV (sony 1080p) than the ps2 does. It looks amazing. Good job with the AA. My opinion of the ps3 in the short term just went up 5000%. Long term opinion remains unchanged at #1. Well, at least Sony's addressing customer concerns. I'm back from Japan now. Phew.