I just want to chime in that I have the 5679 since..Dec and although I got it for a really good price (eighteen hundred and fifty), and that "large south america river" is clearing it for sixteen twenty-five with a rebate, these new models irk me.
How is the banding? Is it gone? still there?
How are the black levels?
Is the menu response faster?
Has the remote changed or the same?
Can we get some shots of owners that CAN focus and use a tripod? (sarcasm...your images are appreciated)
How about the rear inputs? have they increased? Only 2 HDMI? Only 2 Comp?
Why no PIP between inputs instead of tuner?
So far, I'm happy with what I paid for. But I feel bad for those that drop 2x as much for set now considerably made obsolete in 6 months.
Oh, and watch Planet Earth in HD...(Discovery HD)... amazing...