To fix the tiny, squeaky sound get a set of nice amplified computer speakers and plug into the headphone set on the R side (or use an adapter to change the headphone plugs to R and L RCA plugs in the back). It sounds much better with a decent set of speakers (or route through the stereo using SPDIF or the 2 RCA plugs). If you don't want to mess with external speakers, I also found that setting the sound mode to "dance" has a more natural, normal sound over the squeaky sounds otherwise. They must have chosen the cheapest speakers for this set
I was mistaken saying it does not do qAM but it does. Like above, I had to buy a RF splitter to split the analog cable into 2 and then plugging both into the HDTV/air and TV/cable plugs to get both qAM HDTV via the cable signal (unscrambled local HDTV and digital music stations) and analog cable TV. Still to switch from HDTV mode vs. analog cable mode I had to hit "source" button and then change it to HDTV or regular TV. The antenna/cable button does nothing on my set (even though the manual said it should--does it on your set?). The PIP/SWAP buttons do nothing either (as written in the manual).
HDTV at 1080i looks kinda smeary and not sharp like my Panny 1024X768 plasma even though the resolution for this set is 1366X768. PC and upconverting DVD at native res and 720p (respectively) via DVI->HDMI or HDMI->HDMI looks better.
Overall, I was not happy with the set and gave it to my mom who uses it in the kitchen. It looks very elegant and my mom loves it (she is not very picky at PQ and more concern with how it looks when off
) It's worth the $500-600 range but not much more. This set is identical to the Visco 32" LCD at Wallyworld for $598 so $499 after Staples Easy Rebate it's a good deal, nevertheless. Not sure about the durability though.
For Xbox 360 use 720p via component or VGA and you'll love it.