Summary: I'm just seeing this TV here while looking for other TV's and am reminded of my experience with it. I bought this TV in early 2006. By 2009 it became clear that, well, it wasn't clear anymore, everything took on a yellow-green hue.
Summary: Enter the model number in google and you will see the dozens of class action law suits associated with this TV. It has a manufacturer's defect in the optical block - resulting in a yellow/green tinge to the picture. It looks like you are looking through a dirty fishtank.
Summary: Yes, the optical block failed - which seems like a common issue with this model. If you own this TV you'll recognize the problem when everything starts to look greenish-yellow. Anyway, Sony has extended the warranty to cover this problem and sent out a repairman to replace it without any cost to me.
Price has decreased 25% in 2 months since introduction and before Christmas/New Years/Superbowl season.
Elegant_gentleman "Engineer", Amazon
3 September 2008
Summary: I welcome the opportunity to share my perspective as an owner of a SONY SXRD KDS-R60XBR1. I notice that the Amazon.com price has decreased 25% since the item became widely available in October 2005.
Summary: The Light Engine/optical block of this TV has a fatal design flaw. it is the subject of a class action lawsuit against Sony. The picture may look great at first by gradually begins to fail, producing the dreaded "green blob." I have had the light engine replace 4 times with no success.
Summary: I purchased this television 15 months ago from AFEES. Now I see I paid too much. Too bad they only back their purchases for one year. After intermitant use, mine stopped operating by displaying a flashing light indicating it may come on, but never does.
Summary: I purchased this TV April 2006. The TV was advertised as 1080p capable. Salesperson in a store said that it can show 1080p resolution pictures. He also said that I can watch movies in 1080p resolution where Blue-ray player is available.
Summary: This is picture perfect TV, I always loves SONY TV'S and I always buy SONY brand comes to buy TV'S most my life. I bought 42" wide screen HDTV last year model,around (SEP/2005) for my bedroom. love it!..Great TV & picture ,Bought it for $1600.00 was $2300 when came out I got it real good price.
Summary: We've had our Grand Wega for over a year now and it is the most amazing tv out there. Nothing compares to it. People will be visiting and if the tv is on they are just stop and stare in awe of the quality picture.
What is the deal? $4100 for 60" and $4000 for 50" as of 12/26/05 at amazon.com
George from Washington, Amazon
26 December 2005
Summary: I noticed an earlier poster commented on price flucuations. As of Monday 26 December 2005 Amazon.com is quoting "$ 4099.99 for a 60 inch Sony SXRD KDS-R60XBR1 and $3999.99 for a 50 inch little sister of the same SXRD HDTV product line. What is the deal?