Screen is huge, picture is clear, but already have had problems with the pixels twice within 5 months of purchase
21 April 2014
Summary: I bought this on cyber Monday and already I have had to have it replaced, as within the first 5 months a long green line appeared right in the middle of the screen! Upon replacing it the delivery guys and I noticed that upon arrival two pixels were already dead on the screen. Thus I feel like I will be looking forward to one replacement after another. However, the customer service related to this ongoing problem has so far been exceptional.
Summary: Once you go with a large TV, it's hard to go back to a smaller unit! This thing is HUGE. With viewing distances under 10 ft., 80 inches may be overkill. DirecTV/cable broadcasts that are heavily compressed do not look that great on the TV due to the artifacts, especially when seen up close. For things like Netflix and Blu-ray, they look great even from around 8 ft.
Summary: This tv is massive and full of awesome. This particular unit was either a refurb or a return with light cosmetic damage but I have yet to find anything wrong with it. It even came already set up most likely due to the fact that it was previously owned. No real complaints here! Though I only gave it 4 stars because the sound, while good, isn't great.