lorenzo: I have hooked my 3600 up to a 14" Philips CRT, and while the picture on all channels is very good, the text on the player (menus and gadgets) is pretty unreadable - it appears to have a white shadow. Anyone noted this on CRTs and found a setting that improves it.
I'm bedevilled by a similar-sounding white shadow around the text on the menus - particularly the "Recorded Programs" menu (because it has the finest text). It's a pain having to get my glasses to select a program. It is only noticeable when I use the HDMI connection to the TV; if I use SD video I get a chunkier menu that is easier to read. Since I prefer to watch HD pictures, that isn't really an option.