okay, have got it mounted and everything set up to make full use of the 3D... I turned out the lights and watched parts of Deathly Hallows Part 2 (3D), Brave (3D), MI:GP (2D), and Star Trek (2D) and also, played some Uncharted 3 (3D). So far, I'm very happy with this TV. Now, first off, know that I changed the preset to "Game" as it was the easiest way to turn off the smooth motion processing, which I loathe. The blacks are pretty damn black IMO... just a really good range from dark to bright. Colors are vivid, but not blown out. Lighting is uniform across the screen, so no banding to speak of. I'm really impressed with the out-of-the-box settings. Over the weekend, I'll play more with it and see if I can get a little more out of it.