Summary: I ordered this set as a fantastic price from Amazon and was initially thrilled with how it looked. However, I very quickly was able to notice a lot of backlight bleedthrough, particularly at the upper left corner, affecting about 15% of the image. While not noticable during brightly lit scenes, it really ruined dark sequences (ie. most of The Descent). I'd heard that the problem was corrected in models manufactured after 12/06 so I exhanged the set for a 1/07 model.
Summary: I purchased this TV from Amazon a couple of weeks ago, and it's been an interesting experience -- at this point I'm quite happy with it. I've been waiting for a 1080p TV for a long time, and this was the first one that had reasonable specifications at a good price. At this point, we are using the DirecTV HI-Def satellite and playing DVDs through the two HDMI ports, and it looks fantastic.