I took delivery of my 75" F8000 yesterday after much waiting for the right time and price. I think I hit the sweet spot pricewise as it has gone up a thousand dollars since I purchased..
I have help coming today to get it all set up. I had to build a new shelf and wasn't sure of the final dimensions needed to accommodate the base. There were two different front-to-back dimensions listed online.
I'm glad I waited, because the base on my set is not rounded like the pictures I've seen on most sets, but is straight across the back. This means a smaller shelf for me and my set sits closer to the wall, which is a good thing in my case. It also explains why there are two different dimensions listed. Mine is 13.5 inches, the other listed size is 16.5, I assume that would be the rounded back version.
I will report back once I'm hooked up and running. I bought this set from Value electronics, and paid the extra 500 for quality check and professional calibration. It will be the first time I've had a set calibrated, so I'm curious to see how that works out.
I also figure the $500 is about what I'd have spent on taxes and/or shipping if I'd bought it elsewhere, except Amazon, but then I'd be taking the chances of having to deal with returns or exchanges. Not a pretty prospect to my mind.
One little glitch so far--the cover is missing from over the connections area/evolution kit. I am in the process of contacting VE. I assume the calibrater forgot to reattach it, and that Robert will make it good.
Will report back later with more...