I joined the thread as a new owner a while back, but that set is in a vacation home where we don't spend all that much time, so I didn't expect to be on the thread very often. Then some of the recent aggressive pricing hit around the same time the PlayStation 4 Pro arrived and I decided it was time to upgrade our primary residence as well. We sit much closer here so we opted for the 55" set.
I haven't checked what panel the set came with because I didn't want to be biased by the knowledge. Instead, I've been looking at content following some basic calibration. So far I'm quite pleased. The subtle glow at the bottom of the 65" set we have is completely absent here, with color appearing quite uniform from top to bottom, even at high backlight settings. I haven't yet tried long exposure with a dark image because I see little point in looking for flaws. If I can't see it in normal use, I'm fine with it.
I do have two immediate questions that I didn't see in the FAQ:
Firstly, I haven't yet set up a universal remote in part because I'm not sure where the IR receiver is. I understand the rest of the commands are Bluetooth but the on/off is a traditional infrared signal. It looks like Harmony knows about the set, so I just need to route the IR transceiver and all should be well.
Secondly, the gamma patterns I've tried show the out-of-the-box gamma to be quite high. Recommended settings suggest leaving the default value of zero but I found -2 to be much closer to true. Perhaps if I do a proper 10-point grayscale calibration this won't be necessary, but I was curious if anyone else had a similar experience.