Summary: I bought this TV a little over a year ago to replace a Sony during my divorce, so needless to say I was on a budget. I'm a picky guy so I wanted the best I could get for my budget. I really liked the picture when I viewed it at the store, but the bright lights washed out the picture a little.
Pros: Very rich, accurate colors and deep blacks
Cons: Very slight artifacts when watching some sports. The sound of the built in speakers are it's biggest downfall.
Great TV with some minor but kinda annoying drawbacks
23 July 2012
Summary: UPDATE 11/27/2012 - See bottom! I bought this June 20, 2012 so it's been about 6 weeks with the TV. Here's a run down of how thing have gone. Overall, I'm happy with the set and the price I paid with a few minor drawbacks that to me are annoying.
Summary: Crystal clear picture, colors and clarity are amazing, the only knock would be the sound is below average. Lower base tones tend to have some negative feedback, lowered the base settings-5 and not as noticible plan on adding surround speakers and turning tv speakers off, so it won't be an issue.
Summary: I purchased this TV from Amazon a week ago. It was delivered by Pilot, which consisted of a lady and a guy in a van, who brought it in and took the top off box. They asked if I wanted "white glove service", and I said yes. This consisted of them plugging the set in to see if it lit up ok.
Summary: I also have an issue with a "green tint" or "blobs" in various areas of the screen. The green makes it difficult to judge the quality of the television because I keep focusing on the problem areas. Not sure if this is a problem with this series or if the TV was damaged during shipment.