I've had my Sony KDL-60EX500 for about 6 months now and it is completely amazing. I previously had a 60" Sony SXRD with the notorious optical block problem. I loved that TV but inevitably, it started showing the optical block problem so it had to go. I was skeptical about moving to LCD because I like vibrant, sharp, and clean images especially in motion. I got the Sony KDL-60EX500 and have never looked back. The picture quality is simply amazing and I love the light sensor that adjusts to the amount of light in the room. One of the SXRDs weak points was the brightness, and that is completely a non-issue with the Sony KDL-60EX500. I have traditionally viewed Sony as overpriced for what you get, but with this TV, I believe you actually get one of the best values in large LCDs. The Bravia engine is wonderful and the menu interface is very slick too. I know some of the newer LCDs have built in internet connectivity for Netflix streaming, etc. but I have a PS3, so that was also a non factor. By the way, playing PS3 on this is totally epic. I have only good things to say about this TV and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great TV at a good price.