"Awesome brute."5.0 starson by BigGeorge
Pros: Beautiful display with lots of presets. There's Baseball, Basketball, Football, Cinema, Normal, etc. presets which appear to be tweaked slightly for each mode. Nice touch.
Cons: I have large hands and fingers and the bluetooth remote is difficult to use as a keypad.
Summary: This replaced a year-2000 36" Sony XBR which could switch to a 720p display, so we've lived with HD, albeit small screen for awhile. We also have a 32" flat panel in the bedroom. I'm still learning to "watch" this one because a 55" widescreen fills a lot more of the field of vision. The images are as crisp and clear as program material permits (no Blu-Ray player yet,) but I feel that the luminance dynamic range is not as broad as the CRT. While the blacks are nice with the local dimming, the whites can wash out in bright scenes. A CRT can be awfully bright. On the other hand, a 55" widescreen CRT would weigh about a ton. This makes a great compromise.
Since I've only lived with the set for two weeks, I haven't started fine-tuning. I'll give it another 45 days of burn-in before I start changing settings.