Just curious if you explored Sony's replacement program for the SXRD. If your SXRD is exhibiting any of the optical block related problems (lowered contrast, color blobs or cast to portions of the image), then you can get a pretty good discount on some of the Sony LCDs. One model they offer is the 55EX500, which is last year's CCFL model with a Samsung panel. It gets very good reviews. Through the replacement program, I suspect you could get it for less than $700. Even less if you have replaced your projector bulb in the last 12 months and can provide receipts. If this is something you want to explore, I can PM you details.
If it ain't in HD, it ain't worth watching!