Tonight I went into my local Sears and got to play with the new Sony 53HS30 HD RPTV. It sat directly next to the Toshiba 50H81 set which I calibrated (with VE) just the other night. I had my VE in my truck, so I decided to calibrate the Sony too. When I was done, the HD image (through video 5) was almost identical to the Toshibas, very nice. The Sony's image still seemed a bit softer...but much less so than last years HS10s. But, then I asked for the stores DISH remote control. After changing the input to a non HD channel, the difference was very noticable. The internal doubler/de-interlacer of the Toshiba unit was much preferable to that of the Sony. I again recalibrated the Sony with VE using the correct video input and it mattered little. I saw much more artifacting, image blurring, and shimmering with the Sony than I did with the Toshiba. It looks like whatever Toshiba is using for their doubler/de-interlacer schemes, they are doing it better than Sony... Of course, I now need to check this out in another store with another sample, but for now, I am disappointed in the Sony's performance. ------------------ Take Care, merc ---------------- DFAST, 5C, DVI, HDCP, SafeAudio, Macrovision and Lewinski!!!