So I joined the group! I went to BesyBuy Magnolia and saw another 64F8500 and it was MUCH brighter. I think the other panel I saw was busted. It was not LED level, but it was pretty close.
So ... I get it delivered on Tuesday (along with a new sectional, entertainment center to put it on and a dining room table! (We just moved)
What do I need to do when I get it? I will be setting it up myself and I have never owned a plasma. I know the Disney WOW Blu-ray is a strong suggestion. I have a PS4 and Xbox One and a very old receiver (That is next on my list)