For various reasons, this is my third Samsung DLP. My first, HL-R5078 was replaced under warranty (light tunnel issues) with a HL-S5087. Unfortunately, this set was stolen during a burglary in October. I now have a HL-T5089, thanks to my insurance company and the fact that these sets keep coming down in price.
The first two sets were calibrated by Avical and this one will too, probably in February when Dave is through my area. Needless to say I've been happy with the results. In the meantime I've used the starter settings posted elsewhere in this thread.
I am sensitive to RBE's but got used to them on the first two sets so they didn't really bother me. On this set, I still see them, but much less significant. I almost have to "try" to see them. If you see them on other sets, they are virtually gone with this one.
From a lip synch perspective, I had my receiver at 110 ms on the first set, my second at about 60 ms, and this one at 30. You only notice it if you have the set speakers on at the same time as the receiver.
I have no blue halo issue or "green push". No screen scratches, no creaking, no high pitched whine.
My firmware version is 1019.
It seems like this set is much less prone to color banding than my previous sets so that makes me happy. The picture, even without calibration is spectacular. This makes me very happy. My only complaint is a minor one. When viewing a movie being shown in a wide-screen format so that the picture doesn't go all the way to the top and bottom, the top and bottom of the picture are off just a tiny bit from being exactly parallel with the top/bottom of the screen. Perhaps it's something Dave can look at in February.
So, for you guys considering one of these sets I'm sold on the technology, Samsung, and especially these sets. I could have bought any competing set, but I've been happy, and continue to be happy with Samsung DLP's (I hope I haven't jinxed this set now!).