^ I guess I understand that. Trust me, I want the ST50 more, but I am pretty frightened by the IR problems people seem to be having. I am not the type of user that wants to train or babysit my TV. I love a good looking TV, but I just don't feel I should have to do much maintenance on one. I wish I knew more about how widespread the problem is, if it only affect certain manufacture dates, etc. but I don't. I am not sure anyone does - here at least. Last thing I want to do is spend $1700 on a TV and realize 3 months later that it has a serious IR problem. I will be playing a lot of games on it, most of which have HUD's that are static. Also watch a ton of sports which tend to have static logos and scoreboards. The idea of switching channels at commercials to protect my TV does not seem grand.
Please tell me this is an exaggeration because I would pull the trigger in 2 seconds flat on the ST50.