Summary: The brown plastic strip across the bottom looks like a sticker and we feel that it actually makes the TV look cheaper than it is. Solid piano black would have a cleaner look. -1 star on "curb appeal". The first set we received came with a dead pixel in the center but the second one is good so far. -1 star on having to replace first unit. Other than that, this is our third HDTV and the details are what you'd expect from 1080p.
Summary: OK - But you get what you pay for ... This is a good TV but not for my TV viewing wants. Being homebound its difficult to see/pick a TV on-line - any TV. Being an avid sports fan 60 Hz doesn't make the grade. I can only make on-line purchase decisions from research and customer reviews, not the wisest way to make an expensive purchase. Both medium's have many/confusing pluses & minuses.
Summary: TV has a great picture but i've run into some issues with external devices connected through the HDMI ports where it will lose connection for a millisecond. this is displayed by a quick flash and a popping sound. it is remedied if you power cycle the tv.