I went to buy the U50 on Sunday but the store didn't have any in stock... they had the E530 but I hadn't done as much research on it as I wanted to before buying. Going back tomorrow (Saturday) to pick up a set. Now it's between the U50 (I don't think they'll have any in stock) or the E530, OR the UT50 or E550 if the price is right...
I put Hugo on top of my Netflix queue this week so I'll have some good material to watch once it's set up. I know it won't be perfect or calibrated before the "100 hours" but it's full screen and I won't be able to just run slides while I'm there. I figured between Hugo and my copy of The Police: Certifiable Blu-Ray I'll be able to get a good feel for the set.
Replacing my 6+ year old Sam DLP that just died and wifey gave me the okay to get a new set!!!
My living room budget build: Samsung PN51E530 / Denon AVR1613 / DefTech PC1000 / DefTech PM60 / DefTech ProSub 60 / Dayton Sub1200