The 50" SXRD is definitely my second choice and the size and weight of the TV is virtually not a problem for me. However, the reason why I am so reluctant in purchasing the SXRD now is because I will be moving to another province and it will be a far one. Shipping is going to cost alot and I would like to avoid that. However, shipping for my LCD will cost only 50-60 bucks which I have no problem paying. I have seen the screen on demo @ sony store and I must say I am truely impressed by it. Being an LCD projection TV, I'd expect to see some banding (I noticed I have became very @nal about banding, I even noticed it on my 17" samsung monitor which I have been using for 3 years without knowing it!) As long as the banding is as subtle as my LCD monitor, I am ok with it. But the banding on my TV is really pushing it, at least for me it is. Whenever the screen pans, especially with racing game, I'd notice that the background, particularly blue sky, looks really dirty and slightly hazy - the artifacts created by banding. It is impossible not to notice it as it truely seems that the screen is dirty.