From my experience working in electronics retail, they really do have bad QC. Put an open-box D8K out on the floor last week and the screen was broken up in to two horizontal sections, and on the top the color looked inverted and had very weird smearing/image persistence issues during any scene with fast motion. And don't get me started on their Blu-Ray players...
ht Panasonic 60" ZT60, Monitor Audio: Silver RX6, RX Centre, Radius 90HD; Martinlogan Dynamo 700, Marantz SR5006, PS3, Oppo BDP-103D
2ch Sony KDL-32W650A, Sony BDP-S1000ES, Marantz PM8004, JVC T-X3 tuner, Monitor Audio Silver RX1, REL T3, Apple TV, Peachtree Audio DAC•iT, Sennheiser HD598
lr Panasonic 50" ST60, Sony BDP-S5100, Apple TV
pc Energy CB-5, Audioengine D1, FiiO A1