With all the reviews here (mostly from Therese), i'm pretty much sold on the sharp 52, but i wanted to see it in person first. Went to my local circuit city, about a mile away from my apartment, and messed around it.
Saw the red push right away, tweaked a few settings and got rid of it, but i lost some quality in the colors and contrast. Its right next the the 46" xbr2. Above the xbr2 is the 50px60U, but with so much glare on it from bad overhead lighting i couldn't even use it as a comparison. That right there was enough to convince me there is no way i can go plasma with my rooms lighting conditions.
They have the sharp connected via component, but being pretty new to tweaking a set, i had trouble getting the settings to a point where it was competing with the xbr2 in PQ. The blacks were blacker, but the contrast wasn't as good. They were running some HD movie station, called HDmoviesomething. Anyone have some settings they found for HDTV via component video that i can use to get a better impression of what this TV can do? I also didnt find a "white" setting anywhere that i saw referenced somewhere in someone elses settings.
I'm going back with my roomates later today so we can make sure its what we want for the apartment.