I picked this TV up on Friday night at Costco. It was on sale this weekend for $1699 after an instant $200 rebate.
Admittedly, I was going in to pick either the VIZIO XVT553SV or the Sharp Aquos 60" LC-60LE832U. I really wanted to like the Sharp because it was an affordable 60" but the one in the store had a lot of pixelation. The Vizio wasn't bad, but it just really wasn't an attractive looking TV with so much trim on it.
A young guy working at the store talked to us for a minute and suggested we look at the Samsung UN55D6050 at the end of the isle facing the front door. We walked right past it when we came in and I didn't notice it for some reason.
When we started looking at it we were blown away. The picture was incredible and the TV was pretty sexy looking with the thin trim.
I took it home and on Saturday morning I preceded to rewire my entire home theater with HDMI cables. Basically I connected all of my video devices (Directv HR20, Xbox, Sony Bluray) directly to the TV with HDMI, and then fed only an optical cable to our home theater receiver.
The only picture setting I changed was changing the mode from normal to natural. Right out of the gate, we were blown away, which wasn't hard to do because we were coming from a 6 year old 50" Sony Grand Wega LCD projection with an aging bulb.
We watched 30 minutes of "How to Train Your Dragon" on Bluray. All I can say is WOW.
We watched about 90 minutes of TV shows throughout the weekend. Live tennis and basketball was very life like. Desperate Housewives was so clear, it almost appeared to be 3D, however there was some studdering that became annoying. I am not sure why it studdered so much since there's not a lot of action. We had some strange things with this same program about 2-3 weeks ago on our old TV, so for now I am going to assume (and pray) that it's just something with ABC and/or that show.
The critical test for me was Xbox. I played about 2 hours of Call of Duty Black Ops. Overall, it passes for me. I saw details in games that I had never seen before! As far as lag or blur, the game flowed smoothly about 97% of the time. There were a handful of occasions where I would notice a blurring affect for only about 1 second at a time. It wasn't so bad that it ruined the game or messed up my gameplay, but it was there. It didn't blur the entire screen either, it would just be in spots, usually in the middle of the screen. Usually when I would notice it, by the time I would focus on it and try to analyze it, it was already gone and back to normal.
I did figure out after playing that there is a game mode setting in the system settings, but I have not tried this yet.
This is my first LCD/LED panel and we are thrilled so far. As of yet, I am not technical enough to understand some of the problems (flashlighting?) with this type of TV to even make a comment on them. All I can say it that it's a HUGE improvement where I've come from and my wife and I are anxious to learn more about this TV and all of the apps.