Thanks for all the help, I have officially joined the D 8000 club after receiving my second set... (first set had a faulty HDMI board)
This is my third TV in my home after a fault VT 30, and the first D8000...
It still buzzes like a hornet... but only at certain places in my home.. (strangely the sound transmits a few metres to my dining table) and only if there is nothing on the telly and my place is very quiet.
The VT30 didn't buzz at all... but the PQ was rather dark.
It's annoying that such a costly item will have such an issue.
Punched in CNET's settings for starters, and did a run in with the AVS slides for about 50 hours, and sat down last night to check out Tron. Nice PQ and blacks, and without direct comparison to my Kuro, the experience was very satisfactory.
The bars around the letterbox movie are still a tad gray rather than black but I guess I didn't notice it much when a good movie was on.
I am sitting at 2.8m and have it mounted about 750mm off the floor, and it's not too near. I wish I could go lower, but I need clearance for my centre speaker (I have a B/W HTM 4s along with a 805s which I may use).
The remote misses a few commands, and isn't as solid as the Kuro one, but is on par with the Panasonic VT30 and Oppo.http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2012/...ar-5-2012.html