Summary: I bought a new 52 in. XBR9 back in Oct. 2009 for $1,900, and the LCD panel has already gone bad after 22 months. Cost to fix = $2,800! I called Sony and they could care less! Offered to sell me another set for a reduced price. I wouldn't spend another penny on their products! Look elsewhere.
Summary: I recently brought this TV after going though reviews. This TV has very good picture quality in 3D and HDTV. With antenna & HD box I got excellent picture quality. Few faults in this TV which I noticed is 1. Viewing angle is not good at all. You should sit as straight as possible to good picture quality. Sony claims 178 deg. viewing angle no where near that for good picture quality 2. Videos from PC with VGA cable is very very bad quality.
Summary: After receiving the TV, I attached a Sony PS3 and left it updating. When I came back, the TV had turned off. After turning it on again, the unit would power on then off almost immediately. The standby light would flash 5 times. Sony Tech support indicated that a technician needed to get to the TV to figure out what was going on. I opted to return the TV.