I ordered this set after reading these forums (Mugen's original thread). Once ordered I read through the accolades and criticisms. It finally arrived last Friday and I am very happy with this LCD. As many others have pointed out, this set like all sets are totally dependent on source. The way this set displays 1080i is unbelievable, the image is fantastic...and even the sound is excellent. SD is acceptable, not bad at all, but as with my previous set...not HD. I've watched SD, HD, DVD's (via an old Sony DVP-S7700 new Oppo 971HD arrives Tuesday, Sony Blu-ray arrives in November).
What I like:
HD awesome...best I have seen.
Colors are accurate, brilliant and sharp, something very hard to find on a plasma.
SD...okay, not great, not HD, but easily watcheable(I followed the settings used by a couple of posters (a little tweaking to this) and found the custom environment recommended made a difference when it came to SD http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8291186
Design and build quality....excellent.
Interface...well laid out, easy to use, fast
Black's awesomecheck out the moon shot below...can you tell where the bezel begins?
What I don't like:
My set also takes a while before the remote will work....20-30 seconds this is no big deal, but it also takes about six minutes to allow me to remove the source display on the screen and lower or raise the volume on the set. Has anyone else had this problem?
I could have waited for HDMI 1.3, SED or whatever is around the bend but then why not wait for the next best thing after that too? I waited 3 years to buy a flat panel display. I waited until I could find a set which would display an image that fit my taste and this has.
Below are a couple of pic's for your review.
Circles on moon...they were not there until I put this photo on a server for posting.