Ok, immediate observations.
1. It's not the sharpest of the sharpest images up close. But at any non-stupid viewing distance, it's fine. I do think the culprit is the diffusion of the half-mat glass. Further, I've only used the FIOS 1080i (and uber compressed) to test this, which is far from ideal, but I since I watch FIOS tv, it's a pretty important test.
2. IMPORTANT: It's common for an LCD to cast surface reflections that slightly sort of "wobble" as you move around. It's not a uniform surface, particularly for the non-glass ones. On mine it's fairly pronounced toward the edges, but so far has no impact whatsoever on the picture; I'll know more when I run the calibration grids. But I need to know if anyone else has seen this.
3. Yes the "power saver mode" absolutely has to be turned off unless you live 50 feet underground in "total-cave-darkness".
4. The out-of-the-box "normal" setting has an overly dominating red. Some Caucasian skin tones are good. Others will have makeup that looks like Mimi on the Drew Carey show.
Well Vinnie97, one of the kindest and most helpful and respected members here, got one of these. I wonder how much longer before I get such a message...
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