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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.
Thought #EAA: I wonder how many people know that no one ever says "What we've got here is a failure to communicate." in the movie "Cool Hand Luke" (1967).