Thought I'd throw in a update, I have not heard back from the shipping company, I think somehow everyone there seems to be on vacation right now, which is just dandy.
Besides, even if it were to arrive I could not test it because now I have no access to my apartment for the next two months due to circumstances out of my control, sorry anyone who was anticipating a review of any sort, but mostly I am sorry for myself, living without HD for that long sure is going to be a bit annoying, but I'll make due. I just hope the set, regardless of quality at this point, at least arrives in one piece, it is nearing one month ago since I ordered it and I don't think giving back a faulty one is going to be easy this late.
On a lighter note the set has had a further price dive on the site I ordered it from, it now can be had for 2395, which is a steal in my opinion.
Here is a link for anyone who might be interested, if you order now you are guaranteed to start enjoying it long before me ya lucky bastards.http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/t...ihS&mv_pc=1738
Also currently, other, if you are that way inclined, more reputable sites have the set for a little more money, about hundred and fity more to be a little more precise. Try to search for XS1 on nextag.com for the sellers. With the XBR8 becoming more scarce and the Samsung 8500 still a little ways off I think it would be a shame for people in the market to never consider this potential contender, specially for this price. Right now it is doomed to obscurity.