We've had the 55" for about 3 weeks now and I've been annoyed by vertical shadow lines that are most noticeable about 4" from the edges of the screen when the source image is a lighter, solid color. For example, I notice it in the grass when a baseball field is in full screen.
I found this thread and discovered that others have this issue too.
Sound like this is something you have to decide whether you can live with, right? In other words, there is no "fix".
We've got a few more days left in the 30 day return policy, so I'm about ready to pack it up and try another brand. We got the Samsung for $1000 - any recos for other brands/models in this price range? Or, in this price range, will all brands/models have some warts?
We've also been annoyed by the S.O.E that comes back, even with all the motion settings turned off. Based on what I've read, a firmware update may fix that.