I can tell you I have the older 48" of this TV and it is a very nice set. I saw the deal on Amazon as well the other day and would have jumped at it for that price. I paid 1800 just over 14 months ago. Im not sure on the longevity of it yet though since just the other day I got a problem that seems to have followed this set around on the older version of it. It powered itself on and off a few times and then it was fine. Hasnt done it again in another week and a half so Im hoping its just an odity with this TV. But since yours would be the newer model I dont know that I would worry about it. For 1000 you cant get a better HDTV for the price.