Well... I'm pretty gosh darn speechless. Amazon arranged shipment showed up at 11.30 this morning, set up the TV on a stand (will wall mount later), made sure they got to the Home/Store screen and left me to wonder the utterly amazing picture I'm staring at, openly weeping with joy. I've come from an 8 yr old 51" Toshiba DLP, which absolutely served me well. Until today, that is..........
I've not fiddled too much with any picture settings, but did flip it from Standard to Gaming to be rid of the SOE and just happened to stumble across a tape delay of last night's Winnipeg v Edmonton (my hometown, altho now living in L.A.). OH. MY. DEAR. LORD. What a picture. WHAT A PICTURE!! I'M SO HAPPY!!! The biggest reason for the TV purchase was to watch hockey - I was tired of the grey-ish slightly murky pic on the Tosh, and just can't believe what I'm seeing. It's stunning. The 60" M is the perfect size for the room, too.
Next steps, get it mounted, hook up the PS3 and the receiver and really test out what this thing can do!
I'd be doing a disservice to this forum if I didn't thank falconman and Tim for their direct feedback and to all of you who've posted your problems and more importantly your solutions, it's been a real pleasure to participate here.
Happy viewing to all of us!!