I just found out that I can order this set for around $1400 (sweet Sony employee discount), which pretty much makes it a done deal for me!
I have two questions though:
1) What are their intentions with the firewire? Is this just for hooking up a DV camera or for hooking together home theatre components down the line? I guess there's the remote possibility that this could be used to hook the screen up to a computer at some point.
2) I'm a Comcast customer and I might try to get them to hook me up with a CableCard (apparently they have to by law after July 1st or something?). Other than avoiding a set-top box, are there any other big advantages to this? I use Beyond TV and a usb-uirt to record digital channels. I'm assuming this setup wouldn't be possibile with the CableCard?