"Excellent Picture and Sound, HD Rear-Projection TV"4.5 starson by chuckkel
Pros: Supurb Picture, great sound, large screen
Cons: Slow startup (Not Instant-On), but uses only .4 watts in standby mode
Summary: Very good solid performer for picture and sound. Many functions and picture control options for fine tuning of picture and sound, but not needed. I have always liked the Sony SXRD models the best, but when I viewed the Sony 61" SXRD side-by-side with the Panasonic 56" at the store and barely noticed any difference except for the price (the Panasonic was $1,029 less than the Sony during a short term Xmas sale)
I also purchased the Toshiba HD-A30 HD-DVD Player and the two coupled together are unbelievable (Player On-sale: $250 plus get seven decent selectable HD-DVDs ($25 each) so the player only has a net cost of $75). Even with standard DVDs, the Toshiba upconverted to near HD picture levels giving my video collection new life. Even black and white videos looked great.