My 55A2000 was delivered yesterday. I had ordered it late on 9/28 from amazon, it shipped on 9/29, and their standard shipping (included in their price) got it here (on the Gulf Coast) mid-day 10/4.
I am very happy with the TV but I am unhappy with amazon. When I placed the order, the estimated delivery date was 10/6-10/10. Imagine my surprise when, the very next day, I received a message saying that my order had shipped and, lucky me, it was on time for its scheduled delivery on 10/19. Multiple emails resulted in nothing but BS from the amazon people (about the "new, improved" estimate). They never once addressed my issue of changing the delivery date on me right when they ship it without giving me a choice to cancel before it was shipped (I could simple refuse delivery, but still). Anyway, they passed the buck to Eagle Freight, and the people there were great: very responsive and helpful. I paid a few bucks extra to be dealing with amazon, but if I were doing it over again, I'd save myself another $200 and go with someone else. It turned out OK, but we were facing problems with travel plans, etc., and their BS estimate (15 days longer than it really took) caused lots of sturm and drang around here... until I talked to the good people at Eagle, who told me that it had been in their system all along for a delivery "by 10/6". So, amazon is making up "delivery estimates" that are not real. They should just say "here's a ridiculous date that is not a real delivery estimate but is instead some bogus date intended to keep you off our backs about it in case something goes wrong". I've been a satisfied customer of amazon ever since they started, and this is the first time that their customer service was not helpful. Instead it was that same crap you run into a lot these days: instead of "serving the customer", it's an attitude of "let's deceive and manipulate the customer for our own convenience". Oh, well. I'll still use amazon for the little stuff (because that's better for me) but not for large things anymore. They were simply liars about it. (OK, enough about that.)
The TV has been here for less than 24 hours, so don't ask me about it just yet. Nothing is too green so far. I tried Sourcery's settings but decided I like Color in the low-40's, not 36. Am not sure yet about gamma (I think I prefer "low" to "off") and the edge and detail enhancements. I'm coming from a 39" HD CRT, and I about puked when I first saw SD on the bigger Sony. I spent endless time messing with DRC values and flipping between having the DirecTV TIVO send it 480i vs 1080i, etc. I asked my wife's opinion (she thinks I'm nuts about all these little settings). She takes one look at the results of the different choices, and to her it's instantly obvious that sending it 480p is worst of all (I agree), DRC'd 480i was about even in crappiness with 1080i, albeit different (I agree), and that 720p is clearly the best of the bunch "no doubt about it" (Huh? What? How come I didn't notice that?). By the end of the day, SD via 720p was actually looking pretty damn good to me. The human brain is a funny thing.
For those bothered by delay when it changes from one resolution to another, mine pauses for a bit to re-set itself whenever I change whether the TIVO is sending it 720 vs. 1080. Seems normal, understandable, and acceptable to me. But it does not delay unless I change the res of the signal it's getting.