btw, i'm able to view the new/old messages in hotmail just fine. i've got a samsung SEC5557.
here are my settings:
digital vibrance: if you click on the thing, then press the right arrow key 25 times, that's where mine is at.
brightness at 88%
contrast at 97%
gamma at 0.89
image sharpening at the left most mark.
i'm looking at hotmail right now, the new vs. old emails are very distinctive.
like you guys, i'm still messing w/ it whenever i feel the urge to do so.
so the "tweaking" isn't finished yet. let me know if you think this setting is better?