I picked up a 55GA6400 yesterday, a steal at $899....HH Gregg price match of Frys one day deal. I was so excited to get this fired up and have to admit I read most reviews and never picked up on the fact that IR blasters are mandatory to maintain single remote. Not a dealbreaker, but seems like a backwards step. My 5 year old Panasonic had a great HDMI control, one button and three components came to life. Had a horrible initial network setup experience--resolved in less than 3 hours. Not a dealbreaker. Still have not had time to troubleshoot the horribly clipped audio through HD channels. Even without external amplifier, I am getting a blip every minute or so with no sound-like someone hit mute button and immediatley hit it again. Unsure if a needed HDMI cable upgrade is the underlying culprit? Assuming all of those issues are resolved, I feel I may have just bought a soon to be extinct machine. I have owned WEB TV, and several other boxes, and none have ever delivered. What says the forum about investing in GTV these days? I want to Love the TV, picture is Good to great and on paper this looks like a great concept.