I too have bought this set for $418, the sound from where I'm sitting isnt the greatest, the speaker's are in the rear and it sounds like it, compared to my ole Panny 50" plasma the sound is def on the distant sounding side, alot of wally reviews people said they liked the sound.
Whats your picture spec's?
The picture with HD programming pop's right oujt at you with a pseudo 3D effect!!
I love the app's but going into vudu app's when you get out the tv screen is stuck...