There is no backorder from the manfacturing standpoint.
I did log on and notice that they are available online, so it may be a regional issue.
I have no idea when they'll have them in the stores, as each retailer has their own distribution system set up. The salesperson, I would think, would be able to tell you, but you can always order it online as well.
They are being produced.
I am trying to buy this TV, and will only do so at Best Buy (I have a credit line there already). I went to my local Best Buy the other day and they said it was on back order for online purchases in my area and they do not seem to carry many in the store. My question is, are they still producing many of these? What is the general amount of time before they will be available again?