Personally, to me it's not that bad. I think the bigger issue is the brightness. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, this is BRIGHT!!! In my dark room, it's nearly blinding bright!
3. How does normal SD content look on a set so big?
So-so. The colors and everything look beautiful, but once you see an HD movie, it's hard to go back.
. As far as RPTV goes, what kind of things does this LED DLP have in common with a CRT (cleaning, maintenance, convergence)?
No maintenance that I know of. You may have to clean the glass within the TV with a microfiber cloth (that's provided).
5. How does the set look with its matching stand (if there is one)? My wife is not looking forward to glossy, cheesy black furniture, if that is the case.
****DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT get the matching stand! Read the Amazon's reviews and you'll understand why!
One thing I can't believe is how quiet the unit is! It's so much better than the fan noise from my Dell 1100MP that drove me nuts!ELECTRICITY USAGE
One thing I've learned that CONTRADICTS what crutchfield and AVSForum has said. I used my UPM EM-100 (electricity monitor) to measure the amount of watts taken. The 61" Samsung LED DLP TV takes about the following:
1) 10 watts when off
(despite crutchcfield's 0.75 off when off data
2) 140-190 watts when on. This value varies greatly depending on brightness, the type of picture. I never saw it go over 200. I never saw it go to 110 or 120 like another user reported on AVSForum.
If anyone can comment about the 10 watts when off, I'd appreciate it. I've also got a Killawatt and plan to measure using that as well.