I have the 500u 42" model for over a month now.
It is awesome, I don't want to leave home.
The PQ in movies is great, especially when using HTPC connected via 1024x768 RGB. It is sooo clear.
The components are great too, I use it for xbox, halo 2 is just so different now, I can actually see things.
I don't think I would take this television back for any other brand, and I did have the sony 42" for a while (the one with the little blue light ), but that doesn't...