I paid $12K plus $1.5K for the matching stand for the largest TV then available (70"). The entire large XBR line had an inherent flaw in the OB, generally, but not always, causing total failure in 2 years, or so. Rather than fix the flaw, Sony abandoned the RPTV market and gave me a 60" TV I could replicate for less than $3K. Not what I signed up for. I bought a cutting-edge TV and got a run of the mill smaller set and a loss of $10K. Sony didn't stand behind it's defective product, which LG is doing--that's the contrast! Also, the "banding" problem on the LG sets is minor resulting in a less than perfect picture while the Sony failure resulted in a totally yellow picture and rendered the set unwatchable. My initial post on this subject is to remind forum readers of Sony's recent history with support of very expensive products if they run into problems. Seems to be exactly on topic to the thread starters stated purpose (who was also a qualia owner). The 70" Qualia had the same glowing reviews, including from UMR (who used his calibration of my set for his review), and all owners agree that they were fantastic, but the sets quickly began to fail and after initially replacing the failed OB's with identical OB's which then failed, Sony abandoned the entire product line. Who knows what the current 84"'s mid to long term reliability will be? Not me, but before one plunks down $30K, one should be aware of recent Sony history for support.