Got the 65lw6500 last week and have spent some time watching 3d movies + plenty of 2d tv.
First I would like to thank those responsible for the service menu hack. All I use is THX brightroom and then THX regular if watching a movie at night. Enabled local dimming at medium, but I can't really tell if it's doing anything, but I'm assuming it's working.
That aside, there is some bleeding around the edges as plenty of others have shown. Can't really complain too much about it though, still looks better than my non led lcd set from 2009. Mine is fairly uniform so it doesn't bug me. If I wanted perfect black I would have bought a plasma
Actually my most distracting part is the glare, but that is really only an issue while watching 3d. I have fairly decent light control so I just pull the curtains if I'm trying to watch 3d during the day. I actually think a lot of the reflections are coming off my glasses and not even the tv, so I think too much ambient light just makes 3d blah. With 2d its no different than a plasma, might be slightly better but this thing is pretty darn reflective. Makes it look real nice when it's off though
The colors on this tv are rediculous. I've never had a calibrated set before, so take my comments as being from just an average user, but I've tried to adjust colors/brightness/contrast on all my sets. I watched Avatar 3d on this thing and was blown away by how good the colors and 3d effect were. 2D looks good too if I drop to THX from THX bright. In bright mode the colors are a little washed out, but that's to be expected to compensate for the ambient light. I can't say enough how awesome it is to not spend hours with calibration disks and nitpicking every little detail. The THX modes just work for me.
All in all I really like this tv. If i could change a few things with it, i would make it matte, and have it be 80" or so, but then it would be way more expensive
. I think I'm spoiled with my projector, but wanted to stick with passive for 3d, so upgraded the living room tv instead of the my media room. This thing looks as good if not better than the XD theater I saw avatar in back in the day. Its only short coming in that regard is size. Obviously the 3d stops at the edge of the screen. They need a passive set in the 80-90" range and make it sub $3k