I got mine today, unpacked and hooked it up. Looks great, pics coming later. So far no dead pixels, but I didn't look too hard. No banding either, but again, I didn't look too hard - but nothing obvious from normal viewing.
HD looks great, especially the 1080i ones. SD looks okay, but nothing to write home about (both from Comcast). I didn't change any settings - so hopefully SD can be made to look a bit better - but I don't really care.
I especially like the fact that there is no glare since I sit in a bright room.
DVD from Oppo 971H looks sweet.
Hooked up my laptop via DVI1 and it looks sweet, but my laptop is limited to 1400x1050. The Westy centers it and shows it at 1080p. But the desktop looks sharp and has the "wow" factor - way better than my laptop screen.
Next up, DVD from Oppo 971H.