I got the TV today and all I can say is WOW! This picture is amazing out of the box. I just had to change the picture from vivid to custom to change the backlight because it was so bright! After that, I kept the original settings.
The stand is does not swivel. The clear plastic/glassy part of the bottom is quite unique and like it a lot. Make sure you put all of your wires in the holder behind the stand so you don't see the wires thru that clear plastic. The power indicators, timer, remote sensor and light sensor is all on there so don't put black tape.
Oh and the light sensor that changes the picture settings to the current lighting of the room sucks. It made the picture very dark so keep that feature off. (The room was in natural light with the blinds open.)
The speakers sound great compared to the Polaroid that I had. That TV sounded like it had mono speakers in it. The entire bar on the bottom is the speaker. You have an option to shut the TV speakers off and run your surround sound or use both.
As for clouding or flashlights, I don't see any on the corners of the screen and the image is very crisp. The blacks are true black not a dark gray like most TVs emit.
I have a some questions that I can't figure out. When i'm changing from a HD channel to a standard 4:3 station on my cable box, there is a lag for it to change. Could it be my cable box from Comcast or the settings on the TV?
Second question/problem is, I'm trying to hook up my antenna and search for channels. When the search is done, it's not picking up all the stations and some come in very snowy and audio noise. The antenna is pointing in all the right directions but I don't know what i’m doing wrong.
Final question, how do I use the QAM feature? I'm hooked up to cable so I don't know if I can feed some channels unless I use a splitter and try that.
Sorry if the picture is blurry. Blame Photobucket
(sorry for the big picture)