I received my KDL40W5500 on Saturday - a replacement for my KDL32V2500, which I always used with SD interlaced output via HDMI from my Arcam DV137. I connected the Arcam up to the W5500, and was horrified by the picture I got on this setting - clearly corrupt, as if something was going badly wrong in the deinterlace. It looks as if the lines on the picture are actually in the wrong order - it goes beyond jaggies and ends up with text in menus and the like actually being unrecognisable. Switching the Arcam to SD progressive fixed the problem completely, and the picture is also fine on 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Interestingly, the picture with SD interlaced over analogue connections (SCART and component) is fine - it is just SD interlaced over HDMI that causes the problem.
I note that your review particularly praised the deinterlace on SD material on the W5500 - can I ask if you tested this over HDMI or just over analogue connections? If it was over HDMI, you couldn't have failed to spot this problem, in which case it would seem I have a faulty set, but I'd like to confirm this before I get mine replaced - it's a lot of hassle to go to if they all do it!