Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend some time with a Sony Wega LCD projection set, don't remember the model, but it's a 2005 or 2006 model. The user interface was a thing of beauty compared to my JVC FH97. Much more intuitive menus and features, more useful information, better channel and input labelling, easier to use, better remote layout. I was really amazed. The JVC is lousy in comparisson.
I apologize if this has already been discussed, I was just surprised by the dramatic difference, and most reviews don't seem to mention this. Given the complexity of these sets, the UI can make a big difference in the usage experience, particularly if you use multiple input sources. This may be something to consider for those who are still shopping. The new new JVC 98 series appears to have essentially the same interface as the 97 series.
With that said, my JVC does have better picture quality than the aforementioned Sony, and it was about $500 cheaper than a comparable SXRD, so I'm not complaining too loudly.