So, after having the TV for about 4 weeks, I thought i'd give my report. Overall, I'm very happy with the TV. Part of me wishes I had gotten a solid 1080p plasma because LCD motion blur annoys me, but I have a bright living room and didn't want to deal with the glare on the glossy plasma screens. And being anal, I figured I'd always be worried about the Bravo logo burning in on my TV from my wife watching housewives marathons. hehe
Black levels are pretty amazing. Now, I'm coming from an 8 year old xbr2, so I can't compare it to other recent sets, but the black levels really make the picture pop. I had the set calibrated by DNice and he was great. Overall colors look great but sometimes with a particularly vibrant color (like a bright pink blouse on a TV anchor) can look a bit torchy and iridescent, but that could very well be the lighting on the set. I primarily notice that when watching the news or Good Morning America, so I imagine it's a production issue or set lighting and not a TV issue.
Being an edge-lit TV, you definitely can see it in certain scenes. With a bright white scenes (like the B&W opening to Casino Royale), you can see a bluish tinge to the white out the outside 2-3 inches of the picture on each side. And with a very dark screen, you can see some backlight bleed there as well. Also, there is a contrast shift off-axis. I'm not talking extreme's here, maybe 40 degrees. The black turns into a very dark blue (if that makes sense) on the far side of the screen. But, in the words of my wife "you're the only person in the world that would notice that". Now, I'm sure most here would also notice it, but that's a way of saying it's not glaring and it's only visible in select scenes.
Motion isn't great but that's just because it's an LCD I suppose. It's way better than my XBR2 that had a weird motion artifact, but that panel was 60hz and always sucked at motion. I can't do the Impulse setting - it just gives me a headache but it does make motion look great without SOE. Clear Plus is close, but it sometimes stutters with certain motion but it has minimal SOE, so it helps when watching non-film programming.
I wish there was more than 1 HDCP 2.2 compatible port and a Coax digital audio out rather than digital, but other than that, no complaints on the connectivity.
Anyway, that's my experience