Further impressions this evening: really impressive blacks. After running through the advanced calibrations on WOW, I bumped up the brightness just a hair because I was starting to lose just a bit of detail in them, but now it's pretty good. Watching letterboxed Blu-Rays, you can't see where the black bars are at all when the edges of the picture are also black. Everything is crisp and defined. Even my wife, who really doesn't get into this stuff, took one look at it and said "wow, that's *really*...sharp or something."
So I'm happy, and this is coming from a guy who's only ever bought plasmas. The ever so slight motion artifacts you get under certain circumstances haven't bothered me much at all, and I was pretty worried about those going in. The real test will be football once I get cable hooked up on this thing.
I've got Black Detail on Low, but I haven't really played around with that much at all. It seems that if you change that, you need to recalibrate. I might do a separate calibration profile with it off and see how things look. Again, I'm just doing the WOW Advanced calibrations, nothing really fancy.
I have smooth motion effect on low, that seems to be the best setting for me so far.
Motion Blur Reduction I have set to off.
I watched the first hour or so of the Avengers via the Netflix app this evening while I was prepping some speaker cables, and it looked amazing -- no artifacts at all that I could see. My 50 Mbps internet helps, I'm sure, but I wasn't expecting internet video to look so good. Both the Netflix and Amazon apps on this TV (the only two I've used) are great, and I don't feel the need to hook up any of my set tops (I have a Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV), except maybe the Apple TV so I can do AirPlay from our iDevices. The one disappointment so far was that the Amazon app didn't let me use the keyboard on the Vizio remote -- I had to sign in old-school with the d-pad. Lame.
I'm still having that issue where my LG Blu-Ray refuses to work on input 1. But I haven't had a chance to hook anything else up yet to troubleshoot. I plan on getting the receiver hooked in along with another source this weekend.