Read my post above. Insiders talking to the guy who started this thread claim May/June, but personally I think more like August.So this can be an end of the year thing? If my memory serves correct didn't the first 8 series come out in November-December? I would hope they put some kind of prototype out there for review so we can know if it's worth the wait. I have been waiting for so long and I dont buy televisions often, so I want to get this right. My next high dollar television purchase will be with me for a minimum of 5 years.