Feel like I've been in this thread too much already, but I'm making the final decision on whether to go with a different TV.
To review, after about a week mine started to show light bleeding from all edges under normal lighting conditions when there were mid tones on the screen. Looks fine for dark content, looks fine for light content. Given that most content is in the mid range, it's annoying, and it's certainly not an issue my old tv has.
I understand that the 8000 is edge lit, but I was expecting it to be a possible issue on dark scenes, not normally lit scenes. Thus I'm looking at jumping to the back lit Sony, or a plasma.
I like Samsung, and I like the styling of the 8000, and I've heard good reports about the August models, so my question before I decide what to do comes down to: Can anyone with the August models tell me how much light bleed (if any) they're seeing from the edges?
If this is something all edge lit tvs do, it seems edge lit probably isn't for me.