Overall I'm very happy with my 70" Elite, it's not perfect but pretty damn good.
Our viewing for the most part is no more than 20 to 30 degrees off axis and from there the display is terrific.
However, once you go beyond 45 degrees or so, the picture is sometimes horrific, especially with football games.
The amount of blooming/haloing becomes staggering, but I don't recall it ever being mentioned here.
I have had 3 60's and a 70 and they all looked the same in this regard, in fact all the Elites I've seen have shown this.
Unfortunately, my set is visible up to 80 degrees or so off axis, viewable from the kitchen/nook area.
The last gathering we had, a guest viewing the TV from kitchen asked "What's wrong with your TV?".
All I could say was, you need to sit in front to get the best picture, I was a little embarrassed.
The attached picture shows what I'm talking about.
It's a bad photograph, it's not nearly that washed out, but the haloing is actually worse than depicted.
Curious what the audience has to say.