Set up my 70-632U yesterday. Plugged in Jason's settings for Movie and Game...tweeked just a little because the wife likes a little brighter screen (so I kicked Brightness up 2 ticks in Movie Mode). Was planning on getting Disney WOW calibration disk - don't know that it's necessary. Picture is great. No issues with HD Cable. SD Cable commericals and older shows (like Cheers) don't look real good - but I don't know that they would on any new TV. Watched 1st 15 minutes of Revenge of the Sith - unbelievably crisp - almost too much...kind of has a semi-3D look to it...the only problem is that the focal points of the shot are so clear it can wash out the background a little. But, that just a result of the Blu Ray mixed with this TV mixed with Jason's settings being so crisp - my eyes will need some time to adjust to it.
I don't have perfect vision anymore, so when the screen goes completely white I ALWAYS see some deficiencies on ANY TV. Fortunately, I am not a hockey, ski, or ice skate watcher - so the diamond effect that some had hopefully won't be an issue for me. I quickly looked for it when a car commercial with an all white screen came on - I didn't notice anything CRITICAL - and I'm moving on. If it's there and I don't notice it, it is a non-issue for me.
Haven't fired up my XBox 360 yet - that is later today. But, so far, for $2,000, this is a really good investment. Hopefully issues don't crop up - or, if they do, it will be within the next 29 days.
Also, on the off-angle viewing...yeah, it's not great. But, I don't see it as unwatchable. We have an open floor plan where the living room and kitchen are separated by a half wall. When I'm in the kitchen I'm at about a 4o-45 degree angle. What I see is lighter, washed out colors - however, the picture is still relatively crisp. If I slowly walk back to a center viewing point, the colors get darker and more real. But, with some of the testimonies here, I guess I anticipated not being able to see the picture at all - but that's not the case...the colors are washed for sure, but it is still viewable while I'm making a sandwich. NOW, if I was viewing from that angle ALL THE TIME, there would be a much bigger issue for me.
Want to thank Jason and Walt (as well as some others) for their insight and help in setting this up. Best Buy still has for a good deal - so if you are still looking for this model, get it soon. Even though I just bought mine, it is still a Sept 2011 model - which I know some people had problems with, but others with December models had issues as well.
TV = Panasonic P65VT50 Plasma Ass-Kicker
Receiver = Sony STRDH720 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver
BR = Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Intergrated Wi-Fi 3D BR/DVD
Speakers/Subwoofer = Martin Logan MLT-2 5.1 Channel
Game System = XBox 360, Wii
Cable = Bright House HD