OK guys. I purchased a the last 8500 series in Connecticut, a 51". I wanted the 60". All gone. This is replacement for my Panasonic Z1 that was damaged. I set it up with settings found at plasma TV buyers gide. I fired it up after letting it sit in the house for one day. Updates done as of 1/6/15. The first thing I noticed over Panasonic is the LCD effect when getting close to the screen. I didn't know plasma could ever do this. Does Samsung have a thicker glass? It is very strange. After recalibration the picture is brighter and better. The picture looks soft though, good color but un clean lines. One thing that I couldn't figure out is getting into the ten point with calibration. I could only do one line...if that makes sense. I may need to use another pro calibration set up. I need help please.