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: 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.