they need to drop a LOT more than what manufacturers would think is reasonable.
it's not the price that's holding me back at this point, it's the LED edge-lighting, lack of UHD content of ANY kind in my immediate future(or even within the next year), and of course the finalized input needs to get sorted out and be included.
i had an HDTV without hdmi inputs(DVI only) and continued to use if for 5years after HDMI was the standard and it was a pain.
so for me, they need to fix the problems with the picture quality, content, and connections at the current prices(or less is good too), or drop the prices to a point i wouldn't be buying them for my main reference display. so like 700-800 for the 55, because the only place it's currently suitable is the bright living room where i never watch movies.
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1130K, 7.1/5.1.2 audio
Sources: HTPC(Enby), PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Control: Harmony One