Hi all, i checked the forums and didn't see this thread started. I also decided it should be different from the other thread because I believe these are 2 different beasts of TV's. 1st I'd like to state I did own a TX-R3079W. I returned it because i knew the S version was coming out, and boy am I glad I did. Between the 2 I tried out a 32 inch LG LCD, which I must say I couldn't handle due to the horrible black levels. Anyway, for those wondering most Circuit City places have the TV in, they just don't have it out to be displayed. I'd also like to add that they call it txs3082w and don't have the h that I was accustomed to, so make sure you don't add it or their system won't find it. I've had mine since Friday of last week, and had to return 1 due to a malfunctioning audio port out of the box. i have a strong picture throughout the whole tube though, at least as far as my newbie eyes can tell, and I've also got very minimal if no geometry issues. I'm tempted to take out a measuring tool just to see, cause i thought I had one, but when i checked it i saw my eye was lying to me (maybe cause i was used to the problems I heard with the earlier model in the other thread.) I whole heartedly reccoment this set, and am happy to answer any questions anyone has on it. Oh one more side note, this set has 2 hdmi ports instead of 1.