I was just at the Downers Grove, IL Frys. They had a new Samsung 46" A650. It did not have a price tag on it yet. I was told it was priced the same as the CC website (Not sure if I can post prices). They must have just set it up because I walked by a bit later and they were tooling with the settings. The source material was garbage so it was hard to judge the picture. The red piece on the bottom is barely noticeable at all in the dark light.
I was comparing it to the 46" XBR4 next to the A650. The Samsung seemed to have better contrast, but that is all in the settings. The Sony seemed sharper. I also noticed some of that dark color smearing in the Sony. Pretty disappointed because I was planning on picking up an XBR4 46" soon. It was on sale too (until Tuesday I heard). I am going nuts deciding on a 46".