Fast action is smooth with 240Hz, but I can't appreciate a significant difference from 120. I'm sure others might. I don't game, so I've got nothing to test. Sports look smooth to me.
The TV has a matte screen, no glare issues. Makes me wish Apple would learn the lesson for their laptops. The front short central panel under the Vizio logo is, as was stated previously, black with fine silver lettering. It doesn't have that gaudy silver plate anymore like the older sets, and is about as refined and classy as you can get.
A few notes that would have made my life easier:
1. Ambient light sensor must be toggled off to enable backlight intensity adjustments.
2. True surround must be off to adjust audio equalizer.
3. Use the side HDMI input if you need to, but the back inputs are more discreet for cable management.
All of this information is in the manual which we all read from cover to cover first right?
I still haven't taken the protective plastic off the frame in the picture so don't worry about the milky, bubbly, dull look, it's a rich black sheen. My TV stand comes next week, until then, note the top of the file cabinet.
I forgot to thank the board in my first post for the insights and wisdom shared by many over the past month. All these nuggets of information become very helpful when contemplating a big ticket purchase. A heartfelt thanks to all, working with very limited information!