Summary: I've had this for 8 months now and have absolutely NO problems with it. I kept looking for those distortions I read about in other reviews but the screen has remained in perfect condition and operation from day one. You can't beat it for the price($2,800 at the time of purchase).
HATED it at first, but after changing picture settings, I LOVE IT!
11 March 2015
Summary: We have had this TV for ONE MONTH. Here is my assessment of the TV so far: SIZE: Our new home seats us 13 FEET away from the TV. According to distance standards, 80" is easily within acceptable range.