I got my UN60D7000 delivered yesterday from Amazon.
Setup was a breeze (All I had to do was attach the base and connect HDMI from my receiver - everything else was already setup). I ignored all the network setup for now. I already have a network receiver, Apple TV, HTPC, networked BDplayer .
Out of the box, the settings were pretty bright and I punched in calibration settings from UN55D7000 amazon comment thread.
I saw the following
1. Pirates of the caribbean Bluray, 2. LOTR EE Bluray
2. Inception HD broadcast in Uverse
3. Some 1080p content from Apple TV (downsampled to 720p by AppleTV)Initial impression
BD content and the Apple TV content: Striking picture with delicious colors. I still havent done any additional calibration, but I can see what this TV is capable of. The bezel and the general aesthetics of this TV are an added bonus.
However, the Uverse content was not so good
Now the Issues:
1. Clouding/Flash lighting - As everyone have indicated, this TV has quite a bit of clouding and is very apperent in pitch black room. I dropped the backlight to 9 and it helped some . But I can see the light on left corner. This was also disappointing when the TV displayed the golden coint in a black screen in Pirates of the Caribbean. It was like watching a picture of some nebula!
2. Uverse HD content : Sitting at about 8 feet away I saw severe pixelation in action scenes in inception. I understand that this is due to the compression for bandwitch usage in uverse. I felt that My earlier 50'' plama handled this better. I am not sure if it there is a processing difference .
This seems like a min-max type of TV. It seems to blow everything else I have seen (I have access to a Samsung c8000 ' plasma and Panny GT30 set to compare) when the input content is of bluray quality and the scene is not completely black, But it definitely has clouding/flashlight issues .
This morning with ambient light, I couldn't see clouding or the flash lighting. so that is good.
So the question is to see if the upside of this TV is worth living with the downside
I have to 30 days to decide that