it's saturday morning here on the east coast and we are about to go to a dealer to look at the sonys, and i'd like to hear some opinions. here's some background. besides several crts sets, we have as our "daily, or rather, evening ride" a 37" olevia LCD. great picture!!! we've had it over a year. it sits in a corner of a long narrow room facing a large leather sofa about 9 feet away. we have cablevision dvr. but now we want a much bigger screen. i had pondered the 47" vizio at costco, but that set has been riddled with problems. i was intereted in the 47" phillips, but costco only sold it online. and now costco has dropped its "bring it back anytime" policy, which was the only reason worth shopping there for big ticket items, to three months. my feeling is sets like the sony 2020 and 2000 offer far more picture for the buck. long-winded huh? i was first interested in the mitsu, but reading its thread here suggests various problems faced by owners and a generally older technology. what i also liked about the mitsu AND the sony are the "same as cashfinancing deals" now in effect -- mitsu 12 months, sony EIGHTEEN!!! niiiice. in the 2000 series is the 50", which might be better for our tv room, inferior in any way to the 55, which i hope will work in the room size. it's a very cool room and we dont want to have a tv dominating the space. in the best case scenario, what do you think is thre lowest price i should pay for either the 50 2000/2020, or the 55 2000/2020. the dealer i'm going to is a friend of a friend and he's expecting us today. one other thing....we are not gamers, dont care about blu ray etc etc...we get all of our entertainment from the many stations we're paying $139 a month for. UGH! so do i really need a 1080p set, which i understand doesn't give decent SD...and a number of the stations we watch are in SD. Is there a sony set in the category we want that might give us a BETTER sd picture but also offer HD? any help most appreciated to all of these ponderous questions!!!!