Summary: I bought this TV when it first came out with the custom stand for around $4200 with warranty. The optical block we replaced for free. After about 4 years, I replaced the bulb. It was about a 5 minute job. For those that say it's (3) hours... they are getting ripped off.
Summary: Very nice soft case Hartmann Leather bag laptop or messenger. I got this as a gift several years ago and never had any use for it, so it's time to turn over to the next proud owner. As you can see from the pics it is in nice shape and I am rating this a 9 out of 10 due only to being a few years old.
Summary: If you have room for rear projection, I would take this over plasma or lcd any day. Yes, there was a "green blob" issue, but Sony was very proactive in it's repair at no charge and had a great attitude. I've had no problem since.
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: best picture available!! the price for the size of the tv and the quality of the picture is second to none! I highly recommend buying a sony sxrd a name you can trust in sony, and with new sxrd technology you can not go wrong!
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.