Posting an update on my 42S2..
Got done with my slides, which I had them set at 30 sec. intervals (dunno why you would have them on for only 5 seconds?!)
I've ran the tv for close to 150 hours so far, and I've recently quit with the slides, and I'm on TV/movies now.. No IR that I can see either.
I would like to say that I haven't seen ANY hint of floating blacks so far
--I watched The Dark Knight last night (blu ray), I know a lot of people had problems with that one, and I watched all of it, and I didn't notice anything. I know what to look for, and I was afraid that they'd show up.. but they didn't.
----(no jynx, I hope it stays this way!!)
I looked on my TV, and it was made in April, if that makes a difference?
Very very happy
I wasn't sure what to think about my purchase after lurking around the forums a bit.. But I'm happy as can be at this point in time