I'm pretty sure I'm keeping this unit, but there are some quirks.
Date shown in the menu: 5/22/2006. Firmware version: 1.04
System info menu item: nice that it displays 1080i/1080p rather than 1920x540/1920x1080.
Banding: I can see some very minimal banding on light blue/gray screens if I look closely, but it's better than my early-generation 37w1 (which had minimal banding).
Backlight bleed: One very minor spot at the bottom near center, not much bleed at all, much better than my 37w1.
Bad pixels: I have two, one near center and one upper right. (I had none on my 37w1.)
Blue sticker on the front: comes off easily (much better than my 37w1!).
Too bad the Zoom mode (for 4:3 letterbox content) from the 37w1 got dropped, would be nice to still have.
Approximate color temps out of the box, measured with a Spyder2: Warm: ~6031K, Neutral: ~8034K, Cool: ~9686K
Service mode works, first pass at 6500K calibration with a Spyder2: R=243, G=243, B=255. Overall, picture seems better than my 37w1 (read: very happy).
I'm running a Motorola 6412 DVR, Sony DHG-HDDD500 DVR, and Panasonic S97 DVD player into a Gefen switch (which has DVI out) and then into the Westy. I'm pretty confident the Westy is sometimes getting confused about sync when switching inputs at the Gefen. (I saw this on DVI1 on my 37w1, but not on DVI2.) I'd have to rip a bunch of stuff apart to try running the DVRs directly into the Westy, I'll have to do that in about 2 weeks anyway, not sure if I'll try it sooner.)
DVI1 input displaying from DVRs via Gefen switch: no VBI data visible at top on SD channels. VBI data visible at top when viewing non-HD content on HD channels.
DVI1 input displaying from PC: no overscan at 1080p60.
DVI2 input displaying from DVRs via Gefen switch: vertical area of garbage on far right side of screen on HD channels (disappears in Fill mode). Also one horizontal line of garbage at the bottom of the screen on a few HD channels (disappears in Fill mode). No VBI data visible on SD channels. VBI data visible at top when viewing non-HD content on HD channels.
DVI2 input displaying from PC: a bit of overscan at top and right at 1080p60, haven't tried tweaking to see if I can eliminate it.
HDMI input displaying from DVRs and DVD player via Gefen switch (DVI->HDMI cable): constant screen flashing at 480p and 720p, works fine at 1080i.
HDMI input displaying from DVD player (direct, HDMI->HDMI): works fine at 480p, 720p and 1080i.
HDMI input displaying from PC (DVI->HDMI cable): PC resolutions work. A bit of overscan at top and right. Very odd: moving white & black bars are not visible in Avia test patterns, and brightness and contrast controls can't fix it.
Component 2 input displaying from PS2 at 480i: overscan on all four sides. I often lost sync on my 37w1, but saw none of that here in initial tests.
AV input displaying from Yamaha YSP-1: works fine.