Great forum. I suspect I'll be reading and posting a bunch here in the near future when my 61A750 arrives. I'm doing a complete upgrade from my 4 year-old Hitachi 57S500, which was a great RPTV, but now that I'm able to but almost twice the TV for almost half the money, it's time to make the leap.
I actually put the set in my shopping cart at Amazon about three weeks ago when the price was $1,899, white glove delivery included, but wasn't ready to pull the trigger until I could find a stand that would accomodate my center channel (a Klipsch Academy... hard to find, but worth it), which is big, 11" tall x 23" wide. Luckily the stand that I liked the best was also able to hold it: the BDI Meridan. Absolutely beautiful in cherrywood, not cheap, but worth it for the craftsmanship and the features.
Anyway, after I found the stand, I decided to pull the trigger and buy the TV. Imagine my surprise when I returned to my cart at Amazon about a week later and a popup informed me that the price had dropped and they were honoring it. It was now $1,674.99, still with free white glove delivery! That's typically worth at least $299 from other vendors. That convinced me, but when I got back to actually press the button, the sets were backordered through Amazon (however the price stayed the same). That actually was OK, 'cause I still have to sell the Hitachi and the entertainment center surrounding it.
Got notice yesterday that the set will be shipping on Monday, 6/2. Thank goodness the stand got here first so the white glove will work as it's meant to! Interestingly enough, when I return to Amazon, the price is now $1,799 with free delivery... guess it pays to have patience (or luck).
I can't wait to get this puppy hooked up. The Hitachi was the best set in CC when I bought it, but this Sammie will blow it away. I'll keep you all posted.