Summary: After calling 8 different stores last night, I found one that had it in stock an hour away. I drove down and picked it up, and I'm glad I did. It was only $1,498 in the store. I have a few month old Sony lcd in my bedroom and almost got an lcd for the living room, but decided I would try LED, boy am I glad I did. This TV has an amazing picture, after hooking up my hd cable box I turned it on a premium channel and the movie was so realistic looking.
Summary: In the process of moving so had to get a bigger TV for the living room. Went and looked at several TV's through the process. Walmart was the closest so we started there and ended back up there. Came down to this Sony and a Vizio. I compared the two side by side. Alot matched. BUT the SONY was so much thinner and had better overall appearance. So we we got the TV home. Excellent picture.