after my ob failed, and after i heard pio was going out of the display biz,
took me a while, but i found a great deal on a 5020. it's a great set but only
50". it clearly has better processing then the xbr2 as it doesn't do any
3:2 pulldowns so the image is sharper.
i knew my xbr2 was going to have continued problems and i must have at least one outstanding hd display properly operating in my home or i'm subject to
pulled up a gray screen yesterday and a white screen and, unfortunately, i do believe there is some discoloration starting up in the lower right corner. kind of magenta in color. very faint and hard to see, but my guess is this ob will fail as well. not noticeable currently but we all know what the pattern is on these things.
fortunately i have the sony 5 yr extended warranty which runs through 11/11 so they're on the hook for replacement obs for more than 2 years. maybe by then they'll have an 60" lcd that can put out a picture that rivals an sxrd so i can swap it out.