over the weekend we were at the local mall and I checked out the LCDs at Sears, including the beautiful LN46A650, the 'touch of red' one and started having second thoughts about my purchase of the HL50A650. However, it arrived yesterday afternoon, and so far I am in love with it. Watched 'Cars' on Blu Ray with my new PS3 and was blown away. Same with the games on the PS3 I have tried. Just phenomenal.
The wife was even impressed with the way the tv looked, and I'm thinking that when the DirecTV guy comes tomorrow to hook up the HD package we got, she will be even more so.
Now I just gotta get in there and play with the settings and tweaks to get it 'perfect'.
Unless something happens down the road, the set seems pretty damn near perfect. No noticeable bowing or SSE. When looking at it from standing position, there is a 'white' light near the center that is invisible from sitting down, I'm assuming that is the bulb? Even the sound is pretty damn good for our living room, so I don't have to sweat getting a surround sound system just yet.
thanks for all your help guys!