I wish I could read every post in this 300+ page thread, but just skipping around has been a blast! After months of researching and looking at everything on the market, I bought home a 55 last week. I am absolutely floored with the picture on this baby! I got an unbelievable deal from a big box store, that the other stores in this area (metro Atlanta) would not touch. I was really surprised to see that it has a January 2007 manufacturing date! I also went with the custom Sony stand. I ended up building a overhang to put the center channel speaker up on top. I'll try to remember to take a couple of pictures tonight and post them here.
My only (mild) regret was that I didn't go for the 60"!
Thanks to EVERYONE for all the great info on this awesome line of HD TVs.
BTW, got an email this morning that talks about the Sony Line Show 2007
and here's the info about the new KDS-A2020 Series
. Apparently, unless I misread something, the only difference is that the cabinets are all black instead of silver.