Hey guys! I’ve been a long time lurker on this thread since the very first posting! The information, insight, links, videos, and images provided thus far have been all greatly appreciated and fun to follow.
Here is my story: I am moving into a newly built home here in the U.S. this upcoming Tuesday and I have been patiently waiting to purchase the Sony XBR-65x900b. I will be having it wall mounted using my recently purchased and compatible Sanus VLF410B1 full-motion/articulating mount. However, I am having a hard time deciding of whom I should purchase the TV, extended warranty, professional wall mounting service, and professional calibration service from (Best Buy, Sony, or combination of both).
My dilemma is that when I called Sony a few weeks ago to get some basic information on my interest in the 65x900b, the representative checked with her manager and mentioned that they would be able to professionally wall mount the TV for me (normally a Sony value of $349.99) for free if I purchased at least a 2 year Sony extended warranty (a Sony value of $199.99). My first thought, was WOW, this is a great deal for me since I plan on purchasing the 5-year Sony extended warranty (a Sony value of $399.99) anyhow. With that said, I even asked the Sony rep if I were to get the 5-year Sony extended warranty, would Sony would be able to professionally calibrate the TV for free (a Sony value of $99.99) as well when they deliver and mount the TV. The rep said she will ask her manager and get back to me regarding this when I setup my order on the day I am ready to do so. But even if for some reason they choose not to give me the free calibration service in addition to the free wall mount service as well, the service for calibrating the TV through Sony is still only $99.99 as compared to Best Buy’s Geek Squad price to calibrate a TV of $249.99. Also, BB’s Geek Squad’s price of their extended warranties for this TV are $399.99 for just 2 years and a whopping $999.99 for 5 years. Additionally, BB’s Geek Squad’s price of their wall mounting service is $249.99 for this TV.
So beyond just the obvious cost savings of purchasing the 65x900b through Sony, can someone please provide any advice, recommendations, and/or responses to the following questions:
1) How is the delivery service of Sony for large TVs like this compared to BB’s Geek Squad?
2) Has anyone ever had a Sony TV recently wall mounted through Sony and/or professionally calibrated through them? If so, how was your experience, since I am assuming that more than likely the delivery, wall mount installation, and calibration service men are sub-contracted out by Sony for my location (seeing that I do not have a Sony store near me any longer after the Sony store closings)?
3) Given the high prices of BB’s extended warranties on the 65x900b as compared to Sony, are there differences, and/or pros and cons in coverage? If so, can you please explain?
Thank you for any information, recommendation, and/or past experiences that you are willing to share. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Aldonator; 07-11-2014 at 08:16 AM.