My wife bought me the 60 inch 835U for my birthday and was installed on April 9 on the wall. First off, don't go smaller. I am coming from a 65 inch big box and slightly regret not getting the 70 but thats just me. Also, this is my 1st LCD TV really and out of the box the picture is so much different than the one it replaced. The 65 inch I think is closer to a plasma in picture which I have been watching. I thought the picture was good and was still good but wanted to upgrade from the giant box. I haven't done anything to the settings on the 835 and so far it seems amazing and my wife just keeps saying "wow". Having said this, I think it is not perfect and some of the characteristics people are taking about are there but the picture is so nice and bright that it makes up for some of the problems with edge lit LCD's. At some point, I will try some things maybe even get it calibrated by Best Buy but so far the TV looks amazing. One caveat, some feeds can be completely different. For example, watching NCIS the other day the picture didn't look that good but I can't really explain why but my suspecion is that is from some of the cloudy issues, etc. But for right now, I have no regrets with the TV except that bigger is better.