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what was the cost?
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BTW my vertical center is slightly off, even with maximum V_CENT adjusted in the service manual. Any other way to lower the picture? It was like this before I just didn't bother with it. Now that a perfect OB is in I want to make it perfect.
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Can you send me the contact info. for future reference?
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I have been away from the forums since I got my Plasma in 2012. Amazingly I still miss my 70 inch XBR2, that TV was awesome (when it worked) and if you're not into 3D I think they are worth repairing. (I even started looking for one again, the plasma just did not do it for me.)

If you're contemplating repairing your XBR OB go for it (but go with Robert M. for the repair).
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Is there an engineering fault with these sets ?
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Is there an engineering fault with these sets ?
Yes, the optical blocks fail within 2-4 yrs.
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Yes, the optical blocks fail within 2-4 yrs.
not mine!

last night while watching TV we heard a loud POP and the tV went out. This is the original bulb from 2004-2005 (I think). Glad I bought a spare! tossed it in and back in business

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not mine!

last night while watching TV we heard a loud POP and the tV went out. This is the original bulb from 2004-2005 (I think). Glad I bought a spare! tossed it in and back in business
Are you saying you have never changed the OB Congratulations. I've changed mine 4 times.
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Are you saying you have never changed the OB Congratulations. I've changed mine 4 times.
no never.....I think Ive said it before in this post sometime back also. The message has been on for at least 4 years saying "bulb life is near its end". This TV has been one of my best purchases ever.....10 years

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no never.....I think Ive said it before in this post sometime back also. The message has been on for at least 4 years saying "bulb life is near its end". This TV has been one of my best purchases ever.....10 years
Only reason it was a best purchase for me was I got to use it for 3 years (although 6 OB replacements) and Sony ended up refunding me Full Purchase Price, Shipping Charges and Extended Warranty Cost.
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Hoping someone on here can give me some direction. Having an issue with a KDS-R60XBR2 I gave away this weekend not displaying a picture anymore after transport from my house, it was loaded on it's back into a minivan for a short 5 mile ride. When the TV is turned on the power LED flashed green for about 30 seconds (while it warms up) then turns solid green )perfectly normal for the last 8 years). However, the picture is very dark black with a slight blueish tint (basically no picture). No remote control or manual controls on right side of TV bring up a menu. When I look through the air output duct on the read of the TV I can see that the bulb is lighting up. The Power LED is the only LED lit, the Timer and Lamp LEDs are never lit. I swapped the bulb for a known working blub just as an easy test, but the same problem exists.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd greatly appreciate it! I'm wondering if loading it on it's back in the minivan caused something to come loose during transport. Going to continue my searches and looking for the service manual for this model in the meantime. Thanks in advance for any replies!
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I have been away from the forums since I got my Plasma in 2012. Amazingly I still miss my 70 inch XBR2, that TV was awesome (when it worked) and if you're not into 3D I think they are worth repairing. (I even started looking for one again, the plasma just did not do it for me.)
Interesting... I replaced mine in 2013 with a Panasonic VT50 (65") after going through 3 OBs and needed a 4th at the time of replacement. A year later I had it ISF calibrated. The resulting picture was amazing and truly made forgetting the XBR2 rather easy. Ironically, the total price for the set with the calibration was still significantly less than what I paid the for the XBR2 alone. Plasma is now gone so I don't know what a suitable replacement would be since LCD/LED sets don't look quite right in comparison.


Perhaps you should consider getting your set calibrated if you have not done so already.
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Interesting... I replaced mine in 2013 with a Panasonic VT50 (65") after going through 3 OBs and needed a 4th at the time of replacement. A year later I had it ISF calibrated. The resulting picture was amazing and truly made forgetting the XBR2 rather easy. Ironically, the total price for the set with the calibration was still significantly less than what I paid the for the XBR2 alone. Plasma is now gone so I don't know what a suitable replacement would be since LCD/LED sets don't look quite right in comparison.

So.....purchased Plasma in 2013
ISF Calibrated Plasma in 2014
Plasma gone in 2015
Sounds worse than the XBR2

As for what you should look for now - of everything on the market today, LG OLED probably the best bet.
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