So, I got the Sony 590 yesterday and I'm not happy with it. The remote is not as well thought out as the Sammy remotes, which aren't well thought out, but the Sony remote is really bad. Tiny buttons, big Home button where it's not needed. Can't see the damn thing in a dark room. I'm gonna give it another day and see if I can tolerate it. The PQ is on a par with my Sammy e6500s. The 590 doesn't have a time counter on the front panel as the Sammys do. Another nail in the coffin.
Well, I hooked up the Sony to my bedroom's AV system (had to disable the home theater as far as viewing BDs or DVDs or streaming content, just using the sound system part) and watched some streaming content last night.
I might just keep it. I have to do some more research, but I know the Panny's remotes and the Sammy remotes, while being a bit better laid out than the Sony, are still kinda hard to use in a dark room. I might give an LG a shot, I dunno. Since I bought the Sony on Amazon, I've got 30 days to find something better. Don't want a box like the Apple TV or the Roku. Any suggestions would be appreciated.