I bought this TV exactly two weeks ago today from Wallyworld. Serial # 47*****, 1.1.4. We have been very happy with the tv. On two occasions we had a lip sync issue, one with a dish 722, set the audio to pcm that appeared to fix it. We traded that receiver for a hopper and the issue reappeared so once again I switched to pcm which cured it. I have not received the fw update as of this morning. Took a while to get the picture where I like it. I love to take photographs and play with them in Lightroom so I like a picture that is as close to "real" as possible so the picture tends to look undersaturated, dark, but sharp to others. Actually I had to bring the skins tones up a little to please my wife as she sits off angle slightly. This TV washes out pretty good to those that look carefully, that being said it is perfectly fine at pretty sharp angles if you are not picky. I find that just standing up has an effect. But I love it still for the price I think it would be hard to beat. Have seen cloudiness on startup but not watching. No light leaking and nothing else annoying.
I have the old Adcom 545 amp and 555 preamp that I have had since I was 20 years old (47 now). The speakers are from Pres, an old speaker shop in Northampton, MA, that I have modified over the years (I'm in Missouri now). VPI turntable to play the Living Stereos and old Jazz records (and many others). Windows PC plays mostly live Grateful Dead concerts on an external 2TB HD when it is not being a PC. Wii for the wife and kids but I get suckered into tennis and golf every so often. Oh, and the old Nak cassette deck for S & Gs.
The room has 18 ft ceiling so I love the way the sound is...I have Pandora playing Yo-Yo Ma quietly as everyone is still asleep but it sounds sweet up here in the office. The wall on the right is all windows that has zero impact on viewing...very nice indeed for those college football marathons. Yes, that is a dead turkey on the wall and there are many others as well, deer too. I have some ducks at the taxidermist that will go over the TV when I get them back this spring.
I read this forum before deciding on the TV so I wanted to thank you all for the information. I will post to the data base when I have had it a little longer...thanks again.