"One of the best pictures, if not THE best, I've seen"3.5 starson by parker81
Pros: Inky blacks
Overall amazing picture
Cons: Dark crease on left, right and top of screen
Summary: Let me qualify my review by stating that if I didn't have these weird creases on the edges of my screen I would be giving this TV a 5 star rating. I don't think everyone has experienced the crease issue - but there are enough people expressing concern over it that it's worth mentioning.
On my set there are very thin lines that are slightly darker than the rest of screen, which run parallel to the left, right and top of my set - about a half-inch in from the bezel. You don't notice them when viewing darker content on the screen, but when the screen is lighter (for instance a light blue sky is being shown) you can make out these lines fairly easily. Additionally if I display a flat color across the screen - for instance a light blue/green JPEG - the lines become clear.
After contacting Sony they confirmed that this is not a normal function, however, with so many people reporting the same issue via various message boards and forums I'm surprised there hasn't been an official announcement. Either way a tech is coming out to take a look at the screen, and if it can be fixed/replaced I'll update my review.
Until then I'd be interested to see if CNET has any insight regarding this issue.