They both can be good sets- but the key word is "can." You just won't know until you get one home and try it out, so make sure to buy from a place with a good return policy if possible- like a no questions asked within 30 days (at least). Also when you get it home, play with it like crazy, check all the inputs (so have or borrow the equipment for this), etc. You probably don't need to buy extended warranty, but use the set a lot at first. And make sure to calibrate it before you think something is wrong with the pq- a lot of folks don't do this and think they have a bad pq. This all takes time, and that's why you need at leat 30 days with an hdtv, especially b/c you also need to play your ps3 on it for a bit to make sure all is well. I've heard good good things about the 37" 62U Sharp but mixed reports on the larger 62U sets- don't know much on the 32" 62Us. It sounds like you really want 1080p so that makes the Sharp the set to look at, but I personally at 32" wouldn't be concerned with this and if the Sony was a cloud free set, might jump on the xbr2- the pq on those sets are very nice when there is no flaw. This is why i think you just should buy what you really want with a good return policy, test it, and see what happens. Good luck with this.