Well my HLT5675S from Vanns got delivered on Friday. Here are my unboxing pictures. http://picasaweb.google.com/intended...ion/SamsungDLP
Overall very happy with both the TV and the purchase experience from Vanns.
The QAM tuner works well after figuring out what "mode" to use for it. My set has little to no bowing of the picture. One tip I can give those that are going to use it with a HTPC is this. I have mine hooked up with a dvi to hdmi cable into hdmi 1. On out of the box settings, the TV overscanned horribly and the picture was shifted down a good inch or two. This made me way bummed out, as I was used to the 1 to 1 pixel mapping of the westie LCD I had before. By chance, I was playing around in the menu yesterday and happened to change the label of hdmi 1 to PC. WOW! Totally changed the way the tv was scaling the picture. I was able to bump up the resolution out of my HTPC to full 720P, and even at that it still underscans a bit, but it's even (1/2" of black around every side of picture). I haven't tried to go any higher than 720P, which may resolve the slight underscan that I'm seeing. As for the picture quality, compared to my 42" 720P 1 to 1 pixel mapped westinghouse LCD I had before, the picture is not as sharp for text, general computing, etc, but I would say it is solidly good and totally usable. The picture for either OTA HDTV through beyond tv or upscaled dvds through zoomplayer + ffdshow totally surpass the picture the Westinghouse was capable of. Out of the box the set doesn't have very accurate colors, but that can be fixed with tweaking. I'm waiting for someone smarter than me to post some starter settings for these sets for that. The black levels are fantastic (at least compared to the direct view LCD I was used to)!
Anyhow, very happy with this set so far overall.