Hello. I'm a fool that upgrades (or down grades sometimes) my equipment far too often... just ask my wife. Anyway, I'm drawn to the thought of the Sony 55 because of the Reality Creation combined with my Oppo 103D. I have no complaints with my JVC RS46, but I don't know what I don't know. I watch only 2D, lots of football and movies, via Directv and Oppo.(with Roku USB) I have a good light controlled environment.
The things I value the most in a picture are clarity, i.e. perceived sharpness, contrast, black levels and color accuracy (maybe that's what everyone is concerned with :-). Sometimes when I watch a night football game it seems a little darker than it should... maybe that is the broadcast or maybe I should have a different setting for sports. I don't want to have to perform much in the way of calibrations, I only want to use my Spears & Munsil blu ray.
I have owned the Epson 5020 & Panasonic AE8000. I hated them... both had focus uniformity issues, whites were not exactly white (pink areas), I could see the pixels (13 ft away from 120 inch screen) and I could NOT stand hearing the dynamic iris running (projector is pretty much directly over my head).
So, with that said what do you guys think, stick with my RS46 for now or "upgrade" to the Sony HW55? Can you hear the DI in the Sony, is the perceived contrast better? Thank you for your opinions.