"Looks over all fantastic!"5.0 starson by Srones
Pros: Basically it has very vivid colors and good black levels to go along with that. Good screen uniformity along with pretty good off center viewing. No headaches from 3D that I've noticed. The wifi and internet features are nice to have.
Cons: Not really any major cons that bothered me enough to not like the set.
Summary: First off this TV is pretty big at 65 inches and the pictures are beautiful. The glasses are inexpensive and give a very nice 3D effect. While watching regular TV the screen is bright and colorful. It also has excellent contrast ratios that don't seem over done or artificial.
In term of black levels, I thought the one cnet guy was kind of biased or just didn't know what he was talking about. I've heard all about how great the "black levels" should look on plasma and went to see some and viewed them side by side with LCD's. I DO understand why they should look better and how the displays work. But If I'm being honest, the plasma's tended to look washed out and I felt like I wanted to wipe the dust off the screen because they were kind of dim. This set and some other higher end LCD's had a picture clarity that was very bright and clear. The plasma just didn't do it for me. I know that room lighting can be adjusted for the plasma, but the LCD had so much brilliance and I have more room to play with the brightness that it just seems better for most viewing. Also the black level on this set is excellent! It could be that the plasma has an even blacker black level, or more defined etc, but by the time I saw all the other differences, I just didn't care any more. This set looked way better. Perhaps there is a specific movie or dark scene that looks better on the plasma, but again, it seemed that this set was better on most things.
As for screen uniformity, I think the set looks pretty good. Sure 480 zones of local dimming would have helped, along with more back lighting etc.. But I didn't spot any real issues here.
About 1080p/24 content not being handled properly. I can't see how this is a con to 99.9% of people. In very short, the idea is that you can maybe get content to display at 24 frames per second like some film/discs are natively recorded in. This supposedly causes a more perfect transfer of frames for smoother playback. In reality, it's almost impossible to see the difference. Due to 3:2 pulldown methods most TV's seamlessly do a conversion for us and the result is pretty much indistinguishable from native 24fps and it allows playback on 60 or 120hz etc. Besides blu rays would look terrible at this rather slow rate anyway. Basic point is it's not worth worrying about. Google "High-Def FAQ: What's the Big Deal About 1080p24?" for indepth.
The 3D looks pretty much like the other TV's I looked at with active shutter glasses. Being that this set is bigger at 65 inches, the 3d effect is more pronounced than smaller 55 inch sets I saw that seem to be more popular. The IMAX Under the sea is great too. The 3D also looks good while walking around the room and changing angles. Of course being more centered is better, but off to the side did pretty well too.
That said, it's a a very nice TV and I don't think it could be beat for the price either. 65 Inches does bring a more immersive feeling to movies whether it's regular TV, a blue ray, or even a 3D movie.