Regarding viewing angles, I don't know if this is normal, but it's unacceptable to me. My P605 is already packed up and ready to go back to Best Buy on Saturday as soon as a friend can help me return it - no way it would fit in my car.
Here is a pic taken directly in front of the the TV - I paused it to have the same scene in both pics. Zoom on camera is same and both pics were taken one right after the other:
And here is that same scene taken off to the side where I normally sit at my PC:
Another set of pics taken, this time not quite at as extreme of an angle:
I went to Costco yesterday, and nothing I saw looked all that bad from an extreme angle in the first two aisles, but in the third aisle they had a TCL on display next to an LG. I stood at an angle and took a couple of pics. Doesn't seem to be just my TV. The TCL is the farthest away:
This evening I unhooked the TCL and packed it back in the box. My old 49" TV looks tiny now but wasn't nearly as washed out at an angle. The angle of this pic is closer to the Family Guy pic than the HGTV pic, but even at the HGTV angle and more, it's nowhere near as awful looking. This pic was taken on live TV instead of paused:
And for the record, I normally leave the TV on HGTV during the day for my dog as there doesn't tend to be a lot of shouting and volume variations, for the most part.