Alright, after having this RP for about a week now, i can now kinda give an in depth review. Take note, im new to the HT scene so my opinions and comparisons might not be on par with all of yours. This is my setup so far, nothing more nothing less. - Sony 51" KP-51WS520 - XBox w/Monster 400 component cables (serves as DVD player as well) - TW Digital Cable box w/RCA Svideo/Audio cable combo. Alright, upon inspection you can clearly see the aesthetics are very different from last years model (510). The fluid'ness of the housing is in my opinion alot better looking than last years model (no offense anyone). Other than the looks and new HDMI/DVI output theres no difference. The dimensions are exactly the same, still has protective screen, menus are about the same, this model also rolls around which makes it easy to move around (Already came in handy). On carpet, you cant even see the wheels. **Run flash focus 30-40min after watching tv for the first time. Many people look over this** Turning it on, i immediately turn down the contrast and brightness as they were on %100 death level. Hooked everything up and began to tweak and play with the settings. I enjoy tweaking it and adjusting things here and there. After 30-40min of watching tv, allowing it to warm up, i flash focused it as the instruction book said. I really dont know what it does, but i think it made the picture a bit cleaner. **If you dont have hdtv cable box, hook them up via svideo as the coax rf cable is just poor quality, i noticed a significant difference with the switch** Hooking up the xbox with the 400 cables, i think is a necessity to use component cables RGB over anything else. Adjusted my xbox's settings accordingly to accomodate the video settings of the TV. Games are soo beautiful i get immersed in the eyecandy over gameplay. Its incredible playing Ninja Gaiden with the lights out. After a few days i purchased AVIA from Phil Thron (thnx phil!) Sat down, relaxed, turned out the lights and commenced the calibration. It was a bit confusing at first and hard to follow along, but after going back and forth understanding it, i figured out how to do it right. So i calibrated it with the basic tools. Popped in star wars 2 clone wars and it was soo much lively than before calib. I didnt think there was gonna be a difference but it really showed its ass this round. **Calibration is a must with RPTV, i think we all know that anyways, worth the money and investment** Protective screen isnt what everyone thinks. Me, i found it glaring only on black only. Maybe because my room is locktight of any light source. I have no issues with glare and im very satisfied with the outcome. Although if i were to move into a more light-lt room it will prolly then become a problem.. But for now, im satisified. The remote is a bit oblong. Its programmable so i have it programmed for the TV, Cable box AND XBox DVD kit. The only issues i have on this remote is, theres no skip-skip buttons for DVD playback ( > ). The vol and channel buttons are at the bottom of the remote which is a long stretch for my thumbs, at the same time you gotta balance the remote while trying to change channels.. But thats just my peeve. I had a little test session with my computer to tv with svideo. I could only get it to work in safe mode (learning later the comp has to be in either 640x480 or 800x600 mode) to boot into windows. The image quality for it being in safe mode was very clean, i was actually impressed. The text was as blurry as some say either. I'll be experimenting with all that later maybe with an HDMI/DVI cable. Then there could be better results. I think this sony is the perfect "choice" for me being the beginner i am. I'm quickly learning thnx to you guys and this forum i visit and lurk everyday.