So I went to the local TV store today, and they had the 70" 732 set up next to the 60" 632. The 632 of course is an edge lit unit. Wish I had my camera.
The 632 IMHO, was spanking the 70". No dark spots in the corner which the 70" had. No flashlighting, better contrast, and what looked like to me - better resolution. Weird. The 70" still looked good, but the 60" looked great. The 60 inch had finer detail.
Now, I know this has a lot to do with settings, and store video feeds, yada yada. The clincher is that according to the sales guy, they are coming out with a 70 inch edge lit like it in a few weeks, maybe for black Friday? And significantly less expensive.
Who knows, I am probably going to "pull the trigger" on the 70 soon, but under no hurry. I love the size. I was under the presumption that edge lit would not be a uniform light distribution on a display that size, (the 60") but it sure looked good in the store.
One thing that is holding me back is a suitable free standing stand. I think I can modify the old one holding a 52", by bolting some plywood to the back, and then bolting a mount to that. The stand has to hold the display 15" above the shelf for room for a center channel speaker.
Great thread, learned a lot on it!
Lot's of low rent stuff stacked up into a medium rent pile.