Sounds as if the panel had a very slow reaction time, which would explain the blurring.
As to LCD CCFL televisions not suffering from bleeding is also something that is "relative". You do get CCFLs that are only mounted on the edge, just like today's LED LCDs, plus, even with those mounted on the back of the panel you can still get some brighter parts. Granted, it's probably never going to be as bad as with a bad LCD LED set.
I'm surprised you still find LCD sets in the US. Here, you can't even sell those things anymore. For example we had a sale of Toshiba 40XV763G, which seem to be the European counterpart for the 40G300U. That TV was ranked for a long time on many test sites in their top 10, and was called the TV with the best price/picture quality ratio. Yet, nobody wanted it. You couldn't sell that thing even if your life depended on it, and people went with LCD LEDs that were more expensive yet clearly had a worse picture quality, and bad bleeding. But hey, it needs to be thin. All that matters *facepalms*
It's especially bad when the wife's with them shopping for a TV. You can explain different TVs, pros/cons of different TVs and the different issues for different TV makes, which should make it clear that Samsung aren't "the best TVs ever" (90% of the costumers come into the store with the words "I'm right in that Samsungs are the best TVs?"), and that you can get a TV with the same picture quality for less of a price. And after half an hour of explanation and showing off different TV models wifey always says "No, Samsung". And the Samsung gets bought ^^ No wonder most salesman just answer "Yes" to the initial question and have them gone after 10seconds with a Samsung in their trunk. Same endresult, less hassle
Anyways, rant over, it wasn't what you were asking for, sorry
With LGs, imo, you have some great TVs, and some cheap "Lemons", which are rather bad.