yep- thats why i think this tv is so special. spend 2k and you should be good for the next 10 years....buy a sammie or sony and that might not be the case. the only other tv that could fill the same function is the lg uh8500 but its more expensive with inferior pq (at least from all the reviews i read). if it wasnt for the damn yellow line the 65" would be a perfect tv!That's the constant state since HDTV arrived. Pick your spot and ride until forced to change, unless you have a budget that fits every year or two. I don't but some do. They are the ones who keep us informed.