Well, back from work and glad I didn't cause an uproar on here with my earlier post.
I think if I didn't already have the Lumagen, Darbee and Isco then if might have been a different matter of course. I just wish the price difference over here was as small as for you guys.
I do know that having recently seen the Sony VW1000ES and the X55 (nearly) side by side that I know that I'll be happy to hold on to my X35 until such time as I can afford a used '1000ES or perhaps if JVC start making a true 4K model in the future.
I think the X55 wasn't looking it's best to be fair as I think the MPC settings must have bee too high as I could see very obvious ringing on some discs that I'd recently watched on my X35, so it is possible to overcook things. The X55 was using most of it's zoom as well, so the contrast didn't look as much as I'm used to at home (min zoom and min iris still gives me 15fL, I think the demo screen was bigger and lower gain than mine).