You may want to reinvestigate the Sony KDSR50XBR1. We purchased it yesterday at Circuit City for an unbelievable $2990. This is due to a recent price break by Sony AND a special at Circuit City!
I just cannot make my decision!
First, I wanted ONLY an LCD set, but after being unimpressed with the picture quality of all the sets I'd seen, I strayed from LCD to LCoS, after I saw the JVC HD52G786....the picture on this set is marvelous, but reviews for it aren't that great, and I've heard nothing but bad reports about JVC's customer service, so it was eliminated.
Which left only 2 sets...
Samsung's 50'' HL-R5087W
Sony's 50'' KDS-R50XBR1
I just can't decide....The Sony undoubtedly has the greatest picture, as well as having 1080p capability, but it's much more expensive. (Maybe in 2 or 3 months, when I actually am able to purchase my set, the price will have gone down?) The Samsung's picture quality is just as good, and it's cheaper, but doesn't support 1080p. I've heard that 1080p isn't as great as it's cracked up to be, but I'd rather judge that for myself.
Anyways, what do you guys think?