I am surely looking forward to this chance to see these TVs in a controlled setting, properly set up (especially the Sharp 94SE, Toshiba 550, Samsung 750, Panasonic 850 and any 9G Pioneer). I've said before that my tentative choice is the Pioneer 5020, but I could be dissuaded by another TV with features important to me if the Pioneer lacks them. And it's not so much which set has the best picture per se; it's which picture do I like the best. It comes down to which one allows me to enjoy the program and not focus on the picture. I still think that will likely be the 5020, but we'll see.
I hope we'll see them with OTA HD and SD, fed DVD at 480i and 480p, maybe even a VHS tape; any set that can make a VHS look good is a strong contender in my view. I don't own any tapes, but it'd be a good test.
On another note, hiding the bezels sounds like it would be entertaining, but it won't help me evaluate the sets or pick a favorite. I may be a minority voice on this, but I'd like to know what I'm looking at when I'm looking at it.
VPI, Grado, SME, Pioneer Elite, Magnum Dynalab, Oppo, DVDO, McIntosh, JJ, Mirage, Kimber, Transparent, MIT, Pangea, Wireworld, Shunyata, PS Audio, Furman, Sanus