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: 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?
Summary: I looked at half a dozen 1080p true HDTVs in October 2005 before settling on the KDS-R50XBR1 (the 50" little brother to this TV). I am thrilled with the picture quality, especially after fine-tuning the Brightness, Contrast, Picture, and RGB balance settings using the Avia calibration DVD.
Summary: I bought Sony's 60" SXRD after spending the last year researching big screen TVs. The picture quality is top notch- blacks on par with those of a CRT or plasma television and stunning visual clarity.