I've had my KDS-R60XBR1 since early 2007. Changed the bulb once already about a year ago. A couple days ago the screen slowly started to go green on me. It is now completely covered by a "green haze", very annoying.
Researched online and found about all the problems everyone has had, the class action law suit, the warranty extension...
Called Sony today and since the warranty extension expired in June 2009, I'm screwed. They offered me:
KDL52XBR9 for $1325
KDL52V5100 for $800
Also found out about Tr State Modules, a company which repairs the optical blocks for $300.
I took the optical block out today using the service manual as a guide and cleaned the outside lens as well as using compressed air as best I could. Put it back together, tv fired up, but the image had the same "green haze".
So the million dollar question is, should I send the optical block to TSM or take Sony up on their offer?
Been doing some reading on the official threads for these two televisions and some are having major issues with "flashlighting", "auto-dimming", etc. Not too thrilled about Sony in general right now...