I posted last week I bought the 60ES. I had a stuck red pixel looking directly at it. Under a magnifying glass it looked dark blue or black. It was off to the side a couple inches from the frame and decided I could live with it. I later noticed today a small red blotch the size of a quarter or more on a black screen switching inputs. I decided to return the TV at that point.
All the batteries were dead for all the items and the glasses batteries missing. Batteries are cheap so I didn't care. The chrome bezel had some light scuff marks. It looked like somebody had it previously, plus it was a demo for about 6 months. I asked if it was a return as I didn't care if everything checked out. They told me no, but the glasses had all the stickers on the lenses off and they were not wrapped up, just tossed in the glasses box. Things didn't add up. The red blotch was the final deal killer.
It's really too bad. I loved the picture quality. I had a chance at the 65" for an extra $500 but it sold the day after I bought mine. Maybe I should have grabbed that one instead. I promised myself I would move to a 70" set since I had a 58 Panny plasma previously. Maybe its for the best. I was looking forward shoot'n the crap with you guys. Looks like I'll be moving on to something else. Maybe I might try the Sony 70" R550A since the price is right for a big screen. I had a quick look at it in a store out of town a couple weeks ago. I can say it isn't as nice as the ES8000, but might suffice for the time being. Unless I go plasma again.