OK, I got mine today. I have only got to play with it for about an hour, but so far I am very pleased. No apparent defects or dead pixels that I notice, and the backlighting seems even. Picture quality is much better than expected. Viewing angle differences are also not that noticeable. Black level is good, but not what I would call inky black. And so far, I am only using the "standard" setting with no other adjustments.
There are a full range of adjustments available, including picture mode, brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, tint, RGB, color temp, DNR, 10 levels of backlight.
The remote uses Sony's code. I inadvertently controlled my Sony 1080 CRT with it.
It includes an electronic program guide. It's not TVGuide onscreen, but shows you the shows and descriptions for a few hours at a time. This was a nice surprise that I always like in sets that I don't use a tuner box for. It seems to only show you the current channel though. Reception was a little weak for OTA using a cheap non-amplified antennna. The picture would occasionally freeze, which I'm guessing was due to poor reception. QAM tuner works great, and never froze like what I saw on some OTA channels.
Sound is not quite as deep as from an HP LC2600N I have, but the speakers are actually quite good for the size, and there are several audio modes.
It comes with very short component and analog audio cables, and a screwdriver.
I am definitely not returning this, unless some weird glitch pops up.