Well, my early November 2013 E701i-A3, bought December 16 from Costco online, is gone after a quick trip to the local Costco for a refund. The dozen or so white spots, while only rarely visible at seating distance, precipitated the return. Originally there was only one spot on the screen, but as the number and visibility grew, I came to the conclusion this set was going back. Other than the spots, I really enjoyed the set. You could nitpick over a few other issues, but overall this was an impressive TV. Of course, I could have gotten a replacement, but after watching others go through more sets before finding a good one, with no guarantee it will remain good for long, I decided against that. My plan is to wait as long as I can to see how the 70" 2014 E, M or P units fair, although I'm looking at some of the Sharp upper end 70" 2014 TVs. Almost all are out already. I would prefer to buy from Costco because of the 2 year warranty and the 90-day no-questions-asked return policy, coupled with the luck of the draw quality situation with these sets.