Ok. I've seen the sony's you're talking about. They are indeed amazing, and the 60 inch would be the best bet, but if circuit city doesn't have it you should look elsewhere. Check online. CC doesn't come anywhere near the best price you can find. As far as comparability, I know that Samsung, Hitachi and Mitsubishi will have models that will satisfy you. There's too much to say about them, but they offer excellent pictures. And if you like Sony's black levels, (LCD) then most DLPs should also give you what you're looking for.
I was blown away when viewing the Sony KDF-70XBR950, and the 60 looked even better because the screen size was a little smaller. BUT, for some reason, Circuit City doesn't sell, stock, or order the XBR 60''. What the hell? Well, after much deliberation and chin scratching, I was about to settle with the 60'' XS. The only thing I'm still unsure of is the damn black levels on these TV's. I have a Sony XBR 40'' Tube (yes, it's a tube and it weighs about 320lbs, lol). But guess what? It does 100% black/white levels. Perhaps the geometry isn't as nice as Sony's new LCD models, but black levels are extremely important to me. How can ANYONE watching a movie in a correctly lit enviornment stand to see a blue-grey color where black should be? IE:, Credits, Movie Opening, Night-Scenes, not to mention movies like Star Wars where most of the film is shot in space?! So my question to anyone who can answer it is, what should I do? Is there any 60''+ tv that's on par with the Sony line that can accuratly do black levels? I was told by the Circuit City rep that plasma tv's can do black levels a little better, but I wasn't impressed with the selection of tv's they had that were supposivly better.
Thank you for reading!