Ok. I've been following the VT25 and Samsung posts for several months now, and finally decided on the Pnc 8000. I've had it for 2 days, and here are my initial thoughts.
--Zero buzzing so far, and I am listening to for it.
--picture quality out of the box was very impressive, but i turned down all the
settings so i could "break " in.
--I am no expert, just eyeballing it, but the blacks are not as black as the
VT25 i saw in the showroom, but I am replacing a Sony LCD and they are
darker than my Sony, so I am satisfied with that.
--Watched Avatar on the Samsung BD player this weekend, and was Blown
away. Even my wife who is no TV fan sat down and watched the movie
with me and the kids. Picture quality is much better than my Sony.
--3D quality was excellent with the included MVA. The glasses worked great,
that was one deciding factor between the C8000 and VT25. My wife was
never comfortable with the Panasonic Glasses.
--So far so good.