***Index of Official 2005 Sony KDSR-50/60XBR1 Owner's Thread provided by UxiSXRD.***
Complaint-Free 50/60" XBR1 KDS50XBR1 & KDS60XBR1http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=776484
50/60" XBR1 KDS50XBR1 & KDS60XBR1http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=584936
60/70" XBR2 KDS60XBR2 & KDS70XBR2http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=730418
50/55/60" A2000 KDS50A2000, KDS55A2000, & KDS60A2000http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=701578
Qualia 006 (70" SXRD)http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=498008
***Owner's Tweaks Threads:***
***SXRD Rumors Threads***
2006 SXRD speculation Thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=653327
70" non-qualia Rumors Thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=583673
Post XBR1 SXRD Rumors Thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=632350
Original (post Qualia) SXRD Rumor thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=545987
***Gaming with the SXRD***
PlayStation3 and the 50/60 XBR1 thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=754256
Best 2006 1080p ~60" TV for Console Video Games (SXRD Game Mode)http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=684899
Green Blob at startup poll:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=750642
50" Green Blob common?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=683422umr on the "green blob"
Originally Posted by umr
What I am saying is that the green blob issue is blown WAY out of proportion. I have not seen a green blob "issue" as generally described in this thread with these sets. Color uniformity problems exist with all technologies except DLP. If you want a perfectly uniform display buy DLP. However, SXRD is a perfectly viable display technology. It is just not perfect like every other product on the market.
SXRD has color uniformity issues because it uses polarizers. All polarizer based displays will have some uniformity issues because polarizer alignment is not perfect. Some shift in colors may also occur because of small movements in the polarizer as the display warms up.
Plasma, LCD and CRT displays also have color uniformity problems that appear very similar to SXRD in practice.
and just a bit further down:
Dr Raymond Soneira on the "Green Blob Effect"http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...&&#post7157186
Originally Posted by umr
A green blob in the middle can be calibrated out of the set.
Originally Posted by AtlPaul
Via the service menu and still end up with ~6500K?
Certainly. If it is truly green it is not D65. That is the point. The color error can be shifted around the display or to another color.
Originally Posted by Raymond Soneira
Also a cute name The term was coined to describe a temperature and time-dependent color and intensity non-uniformity noticed in some Sony SXRD (LCoS) HDTVs. This effect appears to some degree in every monitor and projector of every make and model, and in every type of display technology. It does appear to be more of an issue with these Sonys. I'll also explain why it's more likely to be seen as a green or purple effect.
All monitors and projectors take at least half an hour to reach an equilibrium temperature from a cold start. I never adjust, test, or evaluate displays unless they have warmed up for at least an hour. The best manufacturers will wait to align and calibrate their units at the factory until after the units have gone through an initial break-in period and also reached an equilibrium temperature with the cabinet fully assembled and closed. Some manufacturers may calibrate at 50% warm-up in order to minimize the peak deviation, which minimizes the likelihood that people will notice the effect, but you'll get the best long-term picture quality if it's done at 100% warm-up. This appears to be what Sony is doing (to their credit).
One member's solution:
Sony Corporate phone number is not listed. Its 1-858-942-2400. You'll need
to ask to speak to someone in the National Customer Relations department.
This is apparently the same place you end up at after being escalated from
tech support level 2.
P.S. Here is what I got from Sony about the OBs...
The earlier production were using the following part numbers:
A-1148-155-A (50? set)
A-1127-174-A (60? set)
The later production uses the following optical block part numbers.
A-1168-495-A (50? set)
A-1168-494-A (60? set)***VARIOUS***XBR1 Deinterlacing
: Does the XBR1 "bob & weave?"http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...&&#post6602874
SXRD Versus Plasma:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=715384XBR1 Model/Chassis code and Date
Chassis model number, place, and date of manufacture are on a sticker on the back of the set.XBR1 Base Dimensions:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=719508
I measured 37" across, left to right, from the front, 27" across on the
back, with 18" in between the front and rear center points. The current
stand I have is maybe 40 in the front, 30 in the back and 20 deep, so the
XBR1 fits perfect - and in fact enhances the "floating effect" that the
chassis/speakers give the screen itself.Service Menu
Be VERY CAREFUL in the Service Menu. Enter at your own Risk!
[DISPLAY] +  + [VOL+] + [POWER]
check hours on lamp:
Starting with TV turned on - press Power, Display, 5, Vol+, Power.
That will get you into the SM.
Press Jump three times to get you to the 3rd menu area ("PANEL NVM OK").
Press 2 or 5 a bunch of times to get to category 20 TIMER. You should see
something like 0 LMP 100, which I think means you have used 100 hours on the
1 and 4 change sub-categories in the menu. Moves up and down options.
2 and 5 change sections
jump key switches between different menu systems
Mute then Enter commits any changed values. Be careful with this.
Press Power to exit the SM and turn the TV off.
0 then enter reverts to previous settings (couple seconds, screen may go
also known as:
UHP 100W 120W Lamp
Manufacturer: Philips Lighting
Max Lamp Power: 120 Watts
Max Lamp Current: 2.0 Amps
Max Lamp Operating Voltage: 65 Volts
Ignition Voltage: 5 KV
Bulb Finish: Hard Dichroic Cold Mirror
Bulb Type: PAR-22 Borosilicate with front glass
Reflector Size: Square 65x70mm
Arc Gap: 1.0 mm
Electrodes: Solid tungsten
Luminous Flux: 6000 lm at 100W
7000 lm at 120W
Luminous Efficacy: 58 lm/W
Colour Temperature & CRI: CCT : 7600K CRI : Ra 57
Chromaticity Co-ordinates: CCx : 0.298 CCy : 0.311
Rated Life: 8000 hours at 100 W
6000 hours at 120 W
Factory: Turnhout, BelgiumUHP
Most projectors of today use Ultra High Pressure (UHP) lamps invented by
Philips. These use an arc in a pure mercury vapor under high pressure.
UHP lamps operate at pressures above 200 atmospheres or 3,000 pounds per
A 100 watt UHP lamp in a projector can deliver more light to the screen than
a 250 watt metal halide lamp.http://www.ercservice.com/lamps/phil..._120W-R70.html
Ultimate AV: 60XBR1 review
Sound & Vision: 50XBR1 review
CNET: 60XBR1 review
A CRT Zealot's ReviewXBR2
Ultimate AV: 60XBR2 review
umr on the XBR2:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8792988***Sony extends limited warranty (parts and labor) in the US for KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 until October 31, 2008 regardless of purchase date.http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/new...R1&news_id=185
This information was originally posted by member jfh3 and was brought to my attention by member cctvtech.
***My original post starting this thread.***
My KDS-R60XBR1 has arrived...
I don't have a "report" perse for all of you, rather just the opinions of one darn happy consumer. I'm going to include a link to an HTML page with all the thumbnails of pics I've taken. Please no critiquing of the photography, I know I'm horrible at taking pictures, just try to realize if there is any apparent fault with the pictures it is with my skills as a lousy photographer not the set.
HDTV on this set is absolutely stunning as far as I'm concerned. I watched about an hour of "The Italian Job" and was amazed over and over again with how good the picture was. I watched part of "The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers" on a progressive scan DVD player and was surprised at how good a DVD can still look when given the proper equipment. I may have to go back and watch a lot of my DVD's over again just to see what I missed previously. Standard definition cable was very watchable but wasn't anything special by a long shot. There is only so much processing can do and you know what they say, Sh*t in sh*t out. That pretty much covers standard definition. I hooked up my PS2 briefly (don't have component cables for it only composite) and again it was very usable just nothing special. I'll bet Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will look out of this world on this set though.
My cable box is hooked up through HDMI (HDMI to HDMI) for anyone who wants to know. Also the screen on this set is matte not shiny.
I'm a computer geek but not a TV geek so I don't know exactly what else to tell everyone else. The only other piece of information I can give is that I'm SO very happy I purchased this set. I have not seen a set to date (Qualia 006 excluded) that had a better picture, in my mind. Of course I would be bias towards this set as it's what I've chosen. My final verdict is that I'm 100% satisfied with it at the present time. If there was one thing I could change about the set, it would be to have removable side speakers. The speakers are a small price to pay for an otherwise outstanding set.
I hope everyone enjoys. I'll try to answer questions in due time. But for now, back to the TV.
Edited to remove link.