>I'm surprised you didn't go with the E series 47" to hold you over, it has passive 3d, VIA, and a really great picture too.
I was trying to get rock bottom price but quality picture. E series would have cost lot more money. westinghouse had the biggest screen for least amount. everything else was much higher cost where i could start rationalize getting an XVT553SV instead.
on the westinghouse, i get no blooming, no prominent edge light zones and really deep blacks. i am awed i got this for what i paid for it.
it's a tv one can't go wrong. reviews on this tv are pretty accurate. anybody who didn't get good picture has defective tv. they had top brand name sets right next to it and the 2D picture was just a good as $900+ sets. i would always buy a warranty with any tv.
on low cost sets, i would only buy them from a store nearby. sending the tv back eats up lots of profit margin because of low cost. then there is the aggravation and time of waiting for another one. by buying local, one can drive back to store and exchange it for another tv pretty quickly even the same day. so not worried about any problems. a 46 inch will almost fit in back seat