Originally Posted by 8mile13
Its the original 2008 review. Only the rating is updated (rating is also done several years ago). update -> They changed the look of the review a bit
Yeah they lowered the score, lol. I don't get why they bother doing that, given anyone looking at the TV would have to know it's several years old and the rating should be treated as such. Stupid Cnet.
All these failures after only a few years are scary though. My 46XBR8 I hardly use so I dunno if it's going to up and get the dreaded lines problem one day
Sony is pretty good at compensating people with discounts on a new set when the problem is widespread; but sucks that this might be a very common problem area on this set when it's so good. I already went through the whole SXRD thing, so another high end Sony set with problems is not very reassuring. Electronics (Sony and otherwise) certainly don't last like they used to. I think the days of having a TV work for 10-20 years are no longer.
I know that the XBR8s sold in Can/US, some were made (assembled) in Japan and some in Mexico...but did the FBU boards all come from the same place? I wonder if one is more reliable than the other--if the boards were made in different places, it's a possibility one may be less prone to failure . Those with problems might want to mention if their particular set was MIJ or MIM (or elsewhere if that's the case).