I have a 3-week-old hls5687. Great picture, no smudges. However, the sound is delayed a split second behind the video. Not much, but noticeable. I have an HR20 connected via HDMI, the TV's sound turned off, and the audio channeled from the TV to a 4-year-old Kenwood receiver via digital optical.
What is causing this -- is it an intrinsic flaw? Is there some way to eliminate the lag so it doesn't seem I am watching an old kung fu movie? Does the digital optical connection to the receiver contribute to this, and if so if I bought a receiver with HDMI inputs/outputs would this eliminate it?
Re stands, I went to target and got a universal glass stand for $200. Looks great, and same quality as the junk CC, BB, etc, sell for 350-400. And a whole lot better than IKEA. Not enough posts, so no pictures.