I, too, wondered why CNET hasn't posted anything on these sets. My opinion is that they will not give them high marks due to the screen uniformity issues present. I agree the picture quality is outstanding, but I DO see clouds and flashlighting during dark scenes at night. If the options in C8000 does fix that issue, then maybe Samsung should put the pinpoint dimming in ALL their edge lit sets, rather than sellling it as an option. They would get less returns, IMHO. And if you don't think people other than AVSForums folks are seeing this issue, please read some of the reviews on the Big River site. Plus, look at all the "used" sets that Big River has up for sale... We have seen on Sammy's premium sets (B8500 & MAYBE C8000) that this issue can be addressed. The question is, why won't they fix it?