I went to Circuit City tonight to see what they had on display. They had 50" Hitachi, Panasonic and Sony LCD RPTV's. The Hitachi and Panasonic were right next to each other along with the 50" Sammy DLP RPTV. The Sony LCD was quite a distance away from the rest. My opinion based upon what I saw, was the Sony LCD set had a significantly better picture than the rest. This pains me as I'm not a Sony fan. My feeling was that the Panny LCD, Hitachi LCD and Sammy DLP had similar pictures. The Sony had a much more detailed,sharper, smoother look to it. This gave it more of a 3-D image. The picture was beautiful. The Sony was priced the same as the Panny at about $3300. I didn't notice the price of the Hitachi. Prior to seeing the Sony, I thought the Panny had a pretty good picture. But now I believe the Sony LCD has the best overall picture of the bunch. I haven't seen the Philips LCOS yet. I also stopped by Best Buy and they are getting the Philips in several days. Circuit City does not carry the Philips. I continue to be amazed at the PQ of the new sets coming out. I look forward to seeing the Philips myself. I do have the sense though that the days are numbered for the CRT RPTV.