Sorry, i got caught up in a big sale and didn't get to evaluate the tv how i wouldve liked to. I had a lady considering the es8000 i just put up, but she couldn't justify the price difference vs the D7000 we had on clearance for half that. For 80ish she was very technologically caught up, i was impressed, although she still payed by check
Anyway, my initial thoughts of this tv is holy crap it's bright. It was a lot brighter than the D7000, and although LEDs dim overtime, i don't recall the D7000 making my eyes hurt when i first displayed it. This tv redefines torch mode. Obviously this is not negative that the tv is ridiculously bright since it can be adjusted. One strange thing i did notice and i'm going to look into it when i get back in thursday is that the screen had uneven tinting. The top was magenta tinted and greenish towards the bottom. Weird.
First thing i watched was 3D Transformers 3 and thought it looked great and not so great at the same time. The 3D depth was really good, but did see a good amount of xtalk that was distracting, although like others have said adjusting the brightness may easily fix this which i agree with, i just never tried it. Another downside is that I'm so used to watching/demoing this movie on the gt/st30 that going to LCD tech, blurring was very noticeable w/ and w/o dejudder/blur options toggled.
I did really like the glasses. I thought they were extremely comfortable on my nose and didn't feel too tight or hurt the tops of my ears where they rest (i don't normally wear glasses) like other models i've worn. 4 included in the box is a nice addition.
The last thing i played with momentarily was the voice control. I used it through the remote since there's so much ambient noise in the store, the on panel mic was having troubles hearing me. If anyone is use to voice controls on the xbox kinect, the controls on this will feel natural. Worked smoothly. The only thing i couldn't figure out is how to word digital channels. For example instead of a solid channel 14, our channel is 14.1 like most digital channels are point something. I worded it dozens of different ways and couldn't get the point to come up. Perhaps i'll have to go through the manual to figure it out.
If no one gets any up, ill post better pictures on here on Thursday when i go back in to work.
Oh, and I'm also going to test the new glasses on other 2012 TVs as we get them. I tried the 2011 samsung glasses on the panasonic UT50 and they did not work as expected. But then i tried the new 2012 samsung glasses on the UT50, which are supposed to work, and experienced the same issues as the 2011 versions (they synced to the tv but looked 2D with heavy xtalk). I'll look into this further on thursday to see what the deal is because that's not suppose to be the case w/ 2012 glasses.