Summary: I just purchased this from Amazon as my main TV. I ordered it online and scheduled a delivery right from Amazon's website. I had a choice of delivery as soon as 3 days or as long as 3 weeks from what I could tell. I got a follow-up email the next day from the delivery company confirming delivery. On the appointed date, they showed up ontime but had the wrong TV. He called his dispatcher and they had to return to base and get mine.
Summary: This TV has a beautiful picture. It is relatively thin and is nice looking on the wall and was relatively easy to set up. I can tell the difference between Blu-Ray and regular DVDs - even with the upconverter. The 3D feature works well. The glasses even work over my regular glasses. Once in awhile the TV seems to "flash" and that's a bit disconcerting, but doesn't happen all that often. The TV has some negative features.
Summary: I just received my Samsung PN58C8000 this week, set it up, and I must say, this is one awesome tv. I found a few sites online that had the calibration numbers all done for this, so I took about 10 minutes to set my tv up with the same numbers, and the picture is flawless. Blacks are deep, colors look natural and not oversaturated. The audio from the tv is sufficient, however, I have it hooked up to a 7.1 surround sound system, so the tv audio rarely will be used.
Summary: Well, I have returned to the world of plasma. I returned the Sony KDL60EX700 i had gotten. A beautiful TV but for some reason the sunlit room I have it in and the fact that you pretty much have to be in a small arc in front of the TV for the picture not to bleach out became like an O C D thing that I couldn't get over.