Just checking in again with some feedback on my 3082. It's been almost 2 months and so far, so good.
Initial problems were a slight tilt issue, which I fixed via the set's own options. After that, picture adjustments had to be made to compensate for bad pixelation in dark onscreen areas. I recommend turning the brightness down quite a ways. If anyone's interested in my settings, PM me and I can jot them down for you.
The only complaint I do have is that when using the TV with the Samsung HT-Q70 HTIB, I have to adjust the upconvert resolution on the DVD player to 720p every time I turn the machine off and back on, because for whatever reason, the TV jitters badly when viewing an upconverted DVD at 1080i. I didn't notice the jitter so much from my Comcast HD box, and I don't believe it's the connections (I'm using HDMI cables from monoprice.com). I wish there was a setting on the HT-Q70 to remain on 720p, but I've yet to find it if there is one. I also thought this TV was native 720p res, but apparently, after reading comments on here today, it's a 1080i.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the TV. I recommend it for anyone with a small viewin room (like me), bedroom, or as a 1st-time HD set or a secondary HD set.