I went to Belmont TV in Virginia yesterday to check out the 60" A2000.
Let me say this as plainly as I can... This set is "awesome"! With an HD-DVD player this is... LOL! Belmont TV had the 60" set up with the Toshiba HD-DVD A1 player. The picture was absolutely stunning. No green blobs, not motion blur, no nothing! Just pure, video nirvana. :-D
After I played with the settings for a few minutes and took the TV out of the Vivid mode, I dialed in a picture that was so good, a guy came in off of the street and purchased one on the spot! (Seriously, I did notice a U-Haul van in the parking lot when I left, so I think my tweaking actually didn't do "that" much for him. LOL! )
The picture on the set can be as good as it gets for now. HD-DVD looked fantastic. When the signal was switched to a DBS feed, everything snapped back to the "real world" and I stopped drooling and started to "evaluate" the set. My initial reaction was that I could honestly live with the set with "that" inferior TV signal. I looked for and did not see any Green Blobs. (YES!) I tried my best to look for any anomalies and artifacts, but nothing of the sort jumped out at me. (Yeah boy!) I tried my best to make sense of all of the nonsense that went on in the other thread about the DRC version of this set when nobody owned one. LOL! There were no "purple" blacks and no "greenish" whites. And I also looked for any forms of SSE that I could find. Not to say that it was nonexistent, but I sure didn't see it. (Wahoo!)
The 60" A2000 literally left me with the feeling of "Garbage In - Garbage Out". In my mind that's one of the highest compliments that I can give a TV set. It's features are that good. Feed this thing a pristine signal and you will probably never leave your living room for a while. Feed the set a bad signal, and you will want to beat up your cable guy on sight.
Needless to say that in my opinion, the picture quality on the 60" A2000 equals or slightly betters the XBR1 series. Now, I am not saying that owners of a good XBR1 set should run out and exchange their sets right now, but if you are a victim of the green blobs, you should strongly consider it.
Unfortunately for me, I am waiting for the 55" A2000, which Belmont says will be in their store in about two weeks. But if I were in the market for the 60 inch, I would have bought one on the spot. Just like the guy with the U-Haul did!