I also am looking to get the Sony KDS50XBR1 and I'm very curious as to how games look on it because DVD's and PS2 would be all that gets played. If the XBR doesn't pull through, then I'll go with the HL-R5688W.
I'm like many others out their trying to choose between the Panasonic & the 50" XBR. All the input I've been getting from all the post here has been great. I'm leaning toward the XBR but wanted to hear some input from anyone gaming on theirs, good or bad.