Just got my KDS-50A2000 last night (picked it up from the warehouse directly). I've been watching the HD programming from my cable provider pretty much nonstop since then haha. I'm really pleased, no strange blobs, no abnormalities to speak of (I've got an August '06 build if that interests anyone). My only regret is that I have no HD/BD player at the moment to take advantage of 1080p, though I'm not sure if I run HDMI from my cable box it may provide a higher resolution.
This will sound strange, but I'm actually sitting (not literally
) on a PS3. I got lucky and was able to get the bundle that went on sale from costco.com the morning of the 17th. The only reason I've not hooked it up yet is that it's a holiday gift for my little brother. Pathetic I know, and don't think i've not been tempted to play it a little and repackage it. Once it's in operation I'll sneak it over here, set it up, and report back. I can't wait to see gaming in HD.
On a side note, if there's anyone out there like me who didn't want to shell out an additional 400 clams for the stand from sony, I found a REALLY cheap alternative that looks very good for the price. IKEA was selling TV stands, and I just happened to be in the store and saw that it would be perfect, for about 1/7 the price of the sony one. True, no rear clip to hook into your tv in case a pterodactyl tries to carry it off, but I think I'll manage for now. I forget the name, but if there's a store near you, or even the catalogue perhaps, it's just a small simple silver colored tv stand with two shelves that can hold something like 200lbs. The base of the 50A2000 fits perfectly on it too.