Pros: Decent picture for limited time (less than 5000 hrs or less than 2yrs if you actually view 6hrs x 365 days/yr)
Cons: Limited life (opinion: less than 2yrs / <5000hrs viewing time), expensive 4000$, Bad Service, Latent Defects (Hidden problems with technology + design), Poor escalation process, Multiple Class Action Suits for known Optical Block issue, etc.
Summary: This TV was purchased in late summer of 2006 and has delivered excellent, trouble-free picture quality until about January 2010. Now the picture has developed a green tint that is uniformly over entire screen. Have been told that it is the light engine and it will have to be replaced. The bill could be as much as a $1000, with labor.
Summary: This particular 60" KDS-R60XBR1 product from SONY is a $3,500++ piece of junk. Within the first 8 months of purchase, we had the dreaded green tint. Repair #1 warranty. 8 months later, GREEN hue. SONY did pay for repair post warranty. Issue #3, lamp goes out! $350/repair. Issue #4 play DVD, goes green again! Issue #5, Lamp goes out again! Finally, this morning, the old red blinking light (4 times) means a service call AGAIN!
Summary: I bought this TV 2/06,it's in a 2nd home so it only gets used 6 months out of the year. I noticed the picture getting darker last year but thought it was the projection lamp burning out. This year the green tint, plus an area of approximately 7x3 inches that looks like a water stain appeared. The stain is only noticeable when the TV is on and the screen is light in that area. I purchased a new lamp, it made no difference in the TV.
Sony TV disappointed me... I'll never buy SONY TV again!!!
Tam Nguyen "IAmMad", Amazon
10 August 2009
Summary: I always loved Sony TV until I have this one. It's a big disappointment. At first the TV was working just fine, then it start to turn off by itseft. Sometimes, it turn off itself right after I just turn on. Then one day it just won't turn on at all. I thought the lamp was bad, so I replace the lamp but that didn't fix the problems. Called Sony and was told this is out of warranty because I have the TV a little bit over 2 years.
Summary: This TV gets a green tint that takes over. The extended warrenty with the company went until June 30th 2009. To replace the part cost $1500 with installation. Get maybe 2 years with a good picture then your out of luck. This is a bad purchase and I'm stuck with it.