Summary: I would give it 5 stars for the picture quality, 3D experience and overall design. But a few annoyances and a quality problem force me to rate it 3 stars. - The first TV from amazon arrived undamaged but had a dead zone of pixels in the corner. Not a couple dead pixels, but an oval area in the corner about 1" by 1/2" (I assume this was a TV quality problem, not shipping damage as the box was in great shape). Amazon sent a new TV immediately.
Summary: The TV is beautiful, but the depth of it is not 1.3", it's actually 2.6" including the speaker bar attached to the back. I bought this tv to have it built into my wall so it would be flush with the wall, only to find out the tv is now going to stick out over an inch. Not a big deal if you're mounting on top of the wall or using the stand, just didn't want anyone else to have the same issue.
Summary: I wanted to love the 8600 but just couldn't keep it. It looks great on the wall but there was too much imagine retention on several channels messing with picture. I could change the channel and still read the info from the previous channel, even the tech that came out to see the issue said it was not supposed to do that and send it back and that he had never seen a new TV do that and there should be no imagine retention. Other than that the TV was great!
Gorgeous picture, but QA not the greatest (updated)
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 May 2012
Summary: ***EDIT (06/04/2012) You may want to read the entire review, but I'm posting the update at the top so you can see the most important pro/cons right away. +++++++++++++++++++ Pros: +++++++++++++++++++ - Display is very bright, and colorful. Children programming looks outstanding. - Apps open quite quickly (guess that's what the Dual Core is for) - Very thin. Looks great when flush on the wall.