1. The "Model" you have.
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Right size with the image quality and Internet connectivity I wanted for the price range I was looking at.
3. What you like best about your LCD.
Image quality! That's followed closely behind by the Samsung apps Pandora and Netflix.
4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Edge LED lighting technology still has wrinkles to be worked out in terms of backlighting uniformity. I won't mention any specifics since, well, the "issues" are not that bad and this is an amazing TV.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
None. I managed to find this model which possessed the image quality I was looking for along with the features I desired.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Ability to adjust video settings while using streaming video apps like Netflix, Hulu, etc.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The stand swivels! I was sitting the TV on the media console and thought I broke the stand when I went to nudge the TV straight!
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
No problems. One issue is that the connectors on the back have a very low clearance profile. Translation: the plugs for HDMI cables, TOSlink, etc. need to have very flat grips on them that do not bulge out where you would normally grab them to plug in/out the cables. I would say that probably 50%+ of the HDMI cables and TOSlink cables out there will NOT properly plug into the sockets without bending. I finally found some great low cost Belkin-branded plain HDMI cables online that work perfectly.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product
The TOSlink cable (to connect the digital audio out from Samsung apps running on the TV like Netflix and Pandora to my receiver) is a Hosa-branded one. It, too, has a low profile grip which fits very well.http://www.provantage.com/hosa-techn...6~7HOST02E.htm
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think there is a TV frenzy/market which did not exist to the degree it does now. Fortunately there are so many price points at which you can enter the TV market I don't feel like it prices many people out to the point where they can't purchase a "modern" TV.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The TV is great. I also checked out the "local" or "precisions" dimming in the 6800 and, well, I wasn't that impressed for the 150ish or so more. It's edge lighting after all so it only helps for dark image areas within a zone of LEDs that do not also include light image areas. The difference IMO was neglible. Besides, I liked the bezel on the 6500 better!
I'm running a Yamaha RX-V465 Receiver, two Polk RM7 speakers for left and right front, a Polk RM7C for the center channel, and a Polk PSW111 subwoofer. The speakers are in a 3.1 configuration. I'm running the virtual surround of the receiver -- no physical speakers in the back. The receiver is configured to cross the smaller front and center Polk speakers over to the sub at 120Hz. Keeps them from working hard trying to reproduce the bass and getting too muddy sounding. BTW the auto dynamic range control of this receiver is great! It does an amazing job of smoothing out the super wide volume differences between vocals and sound effects in loads of soundtracks. I highly recommend this new line of Yamaha amps for this feature alone!