Flashlighting is almost a given with these edge lit LED set. But it is not noticeable in the daytime and at night time, this TV is very bright in dark room. With any kind of ambient light, it is very hard to see the flashlighting. With a backlight level of 6-8 in pitch black room, the flashlighting should be negligible with letterbox movie and non existent with 16x9 materials. The flashlighting truly does not bother me because I can barely see it with proper setting. If you like your TV in torch mode in a dark room, then yes, it stands out like a sore thumb.
BTW, you might want to go online and check sam's club website. They have the best price so far and the 6050 comes with a free linkstick too.
4 more hours before I get home!!