Originally Posted by solidFire501
I can't help but feel skeptical about the promise of the HDCP board from what you have stated. I mean, if sony is willing to swap out for a completely new TV just to avoid the problem, they must be really having a hard time with these boards. So much so that they would rather give you a new tv than deal with it. In my opinion, I would not count on ever getting that board, so it might be better to take them up on their offer. I consider the B to be better in every way except 3D.
But, for me, active 3d is a no go. It gives me headaches and eye strain, so I had to go with the A. If you can check out the 3D on the B series in person and have no major complaints (or if you aren't that into 3D), I would say go for it.
I was thinking the same thing, it seems pretty extreme to offer people a brand new TV in lieu of a small HDMI board, even if there is a supposed 6-month wait for the board. It's even more extreme when you consider that the part is available from US spares vendors!
As for active 3D, I've got no problems with strain or fatigue, I mean I feel it but it doesn't give me headaches or anything. No, it's the crosstalk that does it for me, which is what makes the passive A series such a delicious set for 3D. But I'd be lying if I said that the 3D was perfect on the 55, the PQ is amazing BUT the half-res aliasing always catches my eye and I'd just be trading one set of 3D issues for another. And considering all the extra goodness that I'd get with the B (not least 4K USB playback, mercy!) it seems like a fair trade off.
I think I said before that if I had the full-res 65A version then this wouldn't even be worth thinking about, that set's a keeper. But the 55 does indeed have some flaws, I've tried my best to cheerlead for it over the past year but I've gotta admit defeat. I'm gonna go for the B series swap.