Summary: This was the best TV I have ever owned....BY FAR!!!! I've had it for 7yrs and I am what you'd call a HEAVY user. This TV was turned on for 15 hours a day for all 7 years (I sleep with the TV on). Over its life, I had to replace the bulb 3 times....no big deal since the authentic bulbs can be had for $50-$60 and take no less than 5 minutes to install. After 7yrs, one of the SXRD chips failed and I no longer had any blue colors.
Summary: We've had this television for a couple of years and have absolutely no problems with it, it's still going strong. It sound great, the picture is great and we have no complaints. Highly recommend!
Summary: All of these have organic liquid crystals for color reproduction, and eventually the heat and time cause them to degrade and turn colors...like yellow and green. So, you're better off plugging that money of yours toward a decent plasma or LCD than these old SXRD rear-projection sets. I own one and settled for a new LCD 55" from Sony as part of the class action lawsuit. Google SXRD and "green blob" to read more....
Summary: I had this TV for five years and it was awesome. It was great for gaming, blu-ray and HDTV. The downside was I had to replace a fan that went bad which was pricey and a bulb that was a simple fix I could do myself. Another down/awesome side is I recently started having color issues and called Sony customer service and they were awesome. I just wanted to find out how to fix and and what the problem was AND...maybe get the part I needed.
Summary: SXRD technology looks better than DLP in my opinion. 60inch is large, be sure your room can handle it. I have a bluray player that looks fantastic at 1080p. Verizon FIOS TV looks pretty good (1080i/720p). I never see tearing or pixilation with sports or console gaming. The picture is crisp and movement is smooth. Contrast is pretty good. Weight is under 100lbs.
Summary: The picture is great. The only down side is when you watch normal broadcasting, it is such a difference, it almost makes regular broadcast unbearable. There are also times when my cable company's signal struggles with the amount of data in a high motion HD broadcast. For instance, the Planet Earth series was INCREDIBLE and visually stunning, but on a scene that showed a large flock of birds in motion, the picture digitized.
Summary: I just got this TV today,(from my friendly neighborhood big box retailer.) and I have fallen madly in love with it. The picture quality is far and above any HDTV i've owned in the past. (This is my fourth one.) Coupled with the Sony blu-ray player I have hooked up to it pumping out a Full 1080p picture, it's incredible!!!! Anyone who tells you that you can't tell the difference between a 1080i and a 1080p picture is lying through their teeth.
Summary: This is my first HDTV. Bought it through Amazon, not the 'alternate' sellers listed. As always, Amazon processed the order very quickly, and it was delivered within a week by Eagle USA, who did an excellent job, also they unpacked it and helped me put it where I wanted it. TV works great, picture is very nice, even non-HD channels. No problems with TV at all. And, it's 'Assembled in USA' which is quite rare when talking about TVs.
Summary: The SXRD is excellent. This is my first HDTV and It is great. I used the settings I found in the reviews and they helped to perfect the picture. I think 480p looks good also, it just does not compare to the hd programing. I would recomend to anyone.