Hello all, Noob here. Was looking up reviews and stuff for the M501D-A2R as I got one on Monday.
So far I love the picture. Its a total upgrade for me as I replaced a 42" Westinghouse from 2004.
That said I have spent 3 full days with the tv. So far I really have no complaints. For normal, everyday Xbox'n or Blu-ray movie'n I see no errors.
The remote without the WIFI is terrible. However I programmed my Logitech to the TV and the issues are gone. I don't even have to point the Logitech at the tv and it just works.
Just out of curiosity, I also programmed the VIPDVR remote from Dishnetwork for the TV and it also was super responsive.
Some of you may want to try this.
I also find that in total darkness the set has slight bleed from the lower right corner. Nothing I can't deal with, but it is there.
I also think the left top of the TV runs super hot. Seems a little weird.
I love the TV tho and I shall keep it. Hopefully with the Updates for the remote and full screen apps this summer these little nags will disappear. I won't hold my breath tho. I like what I have, which is the important part.
TV was purchased at best buy. It was opened by someone. (whistles nonchalantly), so they gave me the opened box discount, I also got a 10% discount for memorial day.
They also threw in a three tier glass and black chrome tv stand to get me to purchase the extra 2 year warranty, and I was lucky enough to have the rewards points to buy it with.
Out the door for less then 760.