Post calibration, skin tones are very good, given the slight yellow-green emphasis. I find that in Pure Cinema mode, however, (perhaps, in part due to limited brightness), that faces tend to look a little dark and flat, resulting in my wanting to get a bit more pop and wow out of the Z3000. In that regard, switching to the brighter Brilliant Cinema mode, satisfied me more than Pure Cinema mode. Creative Cinema mode, using all those dynamic features also improved the pop of the images especially in dark scenes. You will notice the slightly strong yellow-green in these images, although the end result of the images being captured, exaggerates this color shift, far more than you see when watching the Sanyo PLV-Z3000 on the projection screen.
Here, first are a pair of images from my favorite movie not available yet on Blu-ray: Lord of the Rings, played from standard DVD.
Here are next three images of Daniel Craig, as Bond, in Casino Royale, under different lighting conditions. The point here, is that correct skin tones vary, depending on the lighting. You can expect significantly different looking skin tones, when switching from bright sunlight, to nighttime, fluorescent lighting, incandescent lighting, or even lighting in the shade, or a cloudy day. Consider these three images, the first, in direct sunlight, the second is a scene with fluorescent lighting, and the third, a sunny day, but Bond is sitting in the shade - indirect lighting.
Next are images from the sci-fi flick, Aeon Flux and next from Men In Black