I appreciate the feedback, and did make a couple posts that I got zero feedback on, so I just kept trudging on with my own investigation. What TV would you recommend for $800-900 46"-50" with four HDMI inputs, Netflix/Amazon Video, DLNA, 120Hz min, and matte screen? I'm open to suggestions since I have 30 days to return this TV. But I couldn't find anything less than $1100 that met my criteria, although most were $1200-$1500, and my ultimate limit was $1000, which was still more than I wanted to spend.
Although so far I don't see much wrong with it. Black blacks, no backlight bleed whatsoever, no glare, great angle visibility, smooth video. 124 Amazon reviews @ 4.5 stars is also a positive indication. Only thing I haven't checked for yet is input lag. I guess it's partially all relative too. I've been living with a 32" tube TV for the last 8 years, and also watching a lot of video content on my 15" notebook PC and 24" Dell IPS monitor. This TV is like night and day improvement over any of those.
I guess I will see about any banding issues as I watch football this weekend.