I've been pretty underwhelmed by my 64E7000 thus far. I'm coming from the Kuro 5080 (non-elite), and despite tweaking the settings on the Samsung for hours, I cannot get a picture that even approaches the level of the 5-year-old Kuro. Blacks are washed out, gradients look choppy, colors look muted/dead, and worst of all, I'm getting thousands of mis-firing red pixels as explained in my post above. A technician is coming out to "repair" the TV on Saturday. I hope that I just have a bad panel and the real-deal is much better.