Kind of a mediocre review, although a number of strong points were identified.
The two things that seemed like the biggest negatives were poor handling of motion, and poor black performance (leading in turn to poor contrast ratio).
The black level measurement was made with the backlight setting at 100, and local dimming off. I understand why this is done this way, in order to have consistent measurements across different brands. And the very good white brightness measurement also cited depends on the backlight being set high. But almost all users are going to sacrifice some ultimate brightness to obtain better black performance, by using a lower backlight setting, even if they don't use local dimming.
What I thought was more suprising was the the reviewer's "calibrated" settings (not a real calibration, but just an adjustment of the more typical user settings) kept the backlight set at 100. This makes no sense to me.
If you are going to not use local dimming, then I'd think a backlight setting of below 50 was basically mandatory, and something in the 30's or 40's was more appropriate. ("Cinema Mode" sets it at 30, I think). If you turn local dimming on, then you can get away with a setting that is more like 50. But after going through the Picture Wizard process, I would see no reason to have the backlight above 50, unless you were viewing in a very bright room. Even in a bright room, I think you'd still turn it down appreciably from 100. I think I have my backlight set at 45 right now, with local dimming in the "Medium" setting. (In reading what the manual says about low, medium, and high local dimming, it was not at all obvious how medium and high differed.....)
My other quibble with the review was that he didn't say if TrueMotion was turned on or off (or if on, at what settings), during the "motion performance" test. My guess is off, but it wasn't ever stated (except that his calibration settings showed it turned off). His comments may well be valid - I haven't got enough watching time in to know what settings work best. Calibrators and professional reviewers almost always look askance at processing features like TrueMotion, but perhaps occasionally they actually work.... My starting point in this regard is to have it on, but with the de-judder turned well down. (Basically I have de-judder at 2 and de-blur at 5, whereas the "Low" setting has both at 3, and the "High" setting has both at 8, if I recall right.) This is based solely on posts from other set owners, and I haven't tried any of my own experimenting yet.
Still, I thought the comments were interesting. To be honest, I thought the color accuracy measurements were very good, perhaps better than expected. Maybe this is why I like my set's picture quality so much - I think I am very sensitive to color accuracy, and less sensitive to other performance aspects.