I brought home my XBR2 yesterday, turned it on during daylight, no problems. So I thought. I spent the afternoon installing the wall mount. 'Was very proud of my workmanship and couldn't wait until after dinner to mount the TV to the wall and watch a movie. By now it's dark of course. My wife and I lift the set onto the wall, turn it on and right out of the starting gate I see the "clouds" issue. My wife thought I was crazy, and so did I until after reading this thread.
I scanned over page upon page of complaints hoping I would find the silver bullet to my problem. I came away with no answers other than trying to find a set built before July. Now that it's post "black friday" that's probably not going to happen, nevermind my local CC or BB letting me open what stock they have left so I can see the build dates. I'm sure they would have a strait jacket and padded wagon waiting for me outside.
I thought maybe I would buy a different Sony model LCD, say a 2500. Of course I read one guy's monitor is mint, another's defective. Another dead end. I even considered biting my lip and buying a Samsung. Nope, not going to happen either
So I'm giving up. I will probably return my XBR2 today and purchase a Pinoeer Elite Plasma display. Not a fan of plasma, already had one die last year on me, but at least I know the only cloudy night I will see is the one outside my living room window.
Thanks for letting me vent.
BAD: My KDL-V32XBR1 black's look perfect. Go figure.