Summary: I like to test every aspect of a new product I buy, especially one that's over 2 grand. In this case I went out to buy a ps3 and then bought the most rigorous benchmark for the t.v., Planet Earth in Blu-Ray. The picture I must say was beautiful, probably the best I've seen. However once the picture began to move the blossoming and haloing on this set was absolutely atrocious.
Summary: Picture is excellent (5 stars). I have a bright room with lots of sunshine. So I needed a LCD/LED TV with matted screen. This one worked for me perfectly - except for audio (0 star): I use Time Warner Digital Cable box to get HiDef Channels. When I connect it using HDMI 1.3b cable, the audio LAGs the video by about 1/2 second. This is not the normal HDMI "Lip Synch" issue where audio comes before video. My lip synch problem on this TV has audio coming after video.