Originally Posted by Garman
bboncorr1: I believe you and I am sure there are a ton of people that are having issues with the SXRD, i find it odd, that there FP SXRDs are not effected by the green blob issue, and if they are it is very minimal. This is a Owners thread and the only people that seem to post here are people having issues with there sets. They should change the name of this thread or move it to the Sony SXRD problems thread, then I know where to come if I had issues, heck the begining of this thread started off as a owners tweak thread, but that was lost a long time ago
Best of Luck hopefully they will replace your set sooner than later.
I disagree on two points: First, there is a "Complaint-Free 50/60" XBR1 KDS50XBR1 & KDS60XBR1" thread athttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=776484
. See the first page of this thread for a complete index of related threads.
New readers of this forum can find it overwhelming. I know I did. There is so much information here that it takes a long time to search it out. This thread stands out because of its name. It is one of the easiest threads to find for new users. And since there are a number of related posts, it shows up at, or near the top of any Google search for XBR1 problems.
I would bet that a large number of users started here because of this. I originally found this forum in a Google search for the SA8300HD cable box and again when I searched for "SXRD problems".
Second, it appears that the true "green blob" shows up after many hours of use. My set went bad after approximately 3,300 hours. I have a friend who bought the same model a couple of weeks after I bought mine. His has been trouble-free so far, yet he has been following my situation closely so that if his does develop the problem, he will know what to do about it. He watches it far less than my family, so he may not develop a problem for at least a year, after his OEM warranty runs out.
Neither of us bought the extended warranty so based on my and others' experiences, as reported here, he intends to purchase one before his OEM warranty runs out.
The reports on this thread have been extremely helpful for many owners who have encountered the OB problem. Where else would we be able to go to get this information?