I've owned the 60D8000 about 3 months now and the TV is not what I call bad overall at all but seeing it is supposed to be Samsungs Best of Class it's disappointing and much inferior to Sony HX929 and Sharp Elite that cost more of course but it's simply disappointing for what's supposed to be best especially at night when the lights are out microdimming is exposed as BS.
Stylewise the panel is awesome but after a day or so you get over the style points and the first time in nighttime viewing with the lights out (which you cannot replicate with store auditions) and it gives you a WTF moment as the screen uniformity is worse than my previous 5 year old Sharp 57" - daytime viewing gives the illusion of deep blacks YES but at night it's BS.
To be honest while it's 3" bigger, it seems smaller than my Sharp and lacks the WoW factor I had with the CCFL and damn I wished I'd gone with the 70" Sharp or waited for the 65" 929 - while I like the money I saved on the Samsung it eats at me feeling like I wasted $2750 and expected improved WoW factor and I'm not getting it from this D8000 whereas a 70" would do so so instead of enjoying the money I thought I saved it eats at me that I didn't spend the extra for the true deeper blacks, screen uniformity and size as I auditioned the D8000 for months in the store and in that lighting could not see the screen uniformity problems like it replicates in my home and I unwisely bought it from a Vendor that didn't carry the Elite or 65" 929 as an exchange choice in my return window and so I have to live with my unwise choice and microdimming is BS IMO but when you witness how friggin thin this thing is it makes sense it would be a problem for edge lit.
Another Lesson learned but to be honest I believe one could go with several great CCFL panels and equal or beat the crap out of this TV screen uniformity problems at night for half the price I paid - you just won't win the style awards but that wears thin really quick indeed!
Daytime in a bright room it performs great and has a great thin look that can WoW but at night it's flaws are exposed no different than it was with the flat panel shootout against the Sharp Elite and Sony 929. If your a stickler for nightime deep blacks and credits running without edge bleed then pony up the money for the aforementioned Best of Class.
BTW Shin777 - Virtually all HT flat panels for N. America market are assembled in Mexico Tech Zones - often their glass substrates come from other areas of the world but most the panels have been assembled in huge Tech Zones in Mexico for N. America since labor costs are one seventh of US labor market (one reason Sony closed their Bravia Unit in Pennsylvania) - being Made in Mexico is not the problem as the technical internals are primarily imported from around the globe by those manufacturers. The Japanese and Koreans have pretty tight QC in those tech zones and if you were to disassemble these panels you 'd realize why a panel this thin would have problems controlling screen uniformity with light streaming from the edges - which is why Sony 929 and Elite blows away the Samsung in the dark at least until OLED arrives on the scene to trump them in the future.
Again, the panel is not "BAD" in that true sense overall but is flat out inferior and comparatively not a "Best of Class" flat panel. It feels Bad though since it doesn't fullfill expectations but it's not truly a bad performing panel only comparatively as a Best of Class Unit! "BAD" is it's performance with the lights out during nighttime viewing!