So, for the first time ever Canada got a product before the US did. The new 42 inch rear-projection LCD Wega came into a local shop last night, and I went in today and had the guy unpack one of the three they got in so I could take a look at it. He set it up right between a Samsung DLP which I was also considering and last year's 50" rear projection LCD Wega XBR (the new one isn't an XBR; XBRs will only come in 60" and 70" this year). I was absolutely blown away. The picture quality was better than either of the other two sets, easily. Looked at all of them on multiple sources, including Bell XpressVu (Sat), Rogers Digital Cable, and a few DVDs. For every single one, the new Wega blew away the other two, and they weren't really old floor models or anything (been out there a couple months). Black levels, colours, everything. Anyway, to sum up, I threw down the money for the 50" right away, which should arrive in under 2 weeks. Pretty stoked, upgrading from an old Hitachi NX-7 (which I've had for probably 10 years, and still looks about as good as any non-high def tube on the market).