I already own a Sony 55" XBR8 (KDL-55XBR8) that we purchased from a Sony store back in 2010 (last one available - display model).
We have been using it daily for 6+ years in our great room with zero issues, and it was running in torch mode 10 hours a day for 1+ years in the Sony store before we purchased it.
Really shows the amazing build quality of these televisions.
On Friday night I spotted a local Kijiji ad listing a Sony 55" XBR8 for sale for only $400!
I responded quickly to the ad, and picked up the TV yesterday.
The owner told me that he purchased the TV new in 2008, and it has been sitting in a guest room collecting dust from day 1.
The TV has only 13 hours on it, and is literally like new (remote still in the wrapper).
I feel like one of those guys who finds a new Shelby Cobra sitting in a barn.
So happy with my lucky find, and so proud to have two of these beauties in my possession.
I still think this is one of the best TV's ever made, and I still prefer the picture over my Panasonic plasma 65" V10.