I'm seriously considering buying this tv from costco too. I noticed the dicsepancy in the model numbers and wondered why this was the case. Is it possible that the costco model numbers don't exactly match up with the otherwise published numbers because they are either reconditioned, or perhaps a previous model year???
I'm just speculating and have nothing to base this on and don't want to spread any misinformation, but why???
Otherwise it looks like a nice set at a good price ($2,600 w/coupon). But what do I know I'm new here. If I do get it I'll be sure to report back. The coupon expires Sunday the 29th.