Well unfortunately it has RETURNED! I currently have a 60A2000 which was a replacement for a 50XBR1 back in October/November 2006. This TV has been FABULOUS for a year, I did notice a couple of months back purplish blacks BUT was wondering if this just didn't get black and was posibly normal. I had a flickering issue whichthe repairman put a new bulb in and all is well. Well I made a move down to NC from VA, I now have Time Warner Cable instead of DirecTV now, we have Local HD channels now also. Since my move 2 weeks ago I noticed on commercials on HD the greenish tint on the outside borders, purplish/magenta in the center of the screen, it is very very slight right now.
I have been crazily pausing and rewinding to capture these white and grey screens to ensure it is not just my mind playing tricks in me BUT they are there
Sony replaced my XBR1 right away with this 60A2000 THOUGH I paid $500 more which I feel I shouldn't have. The XBR2 should've been the actual replacement in my opinion. Well I am about to call my local Repair facility and Sony to start this process again. I am concerned though, in Va Beach my Service Center/Repair Facility is a Platinum level according to Sony and Brian the Tech was always very helpful and friendly! The local repair facility to me is only a Gold and all surrounding Raleigh Repair Centers are also Gold or not rated.
Wish me luck. I would love to replace with what i should've received the 60XBR2, I would take a 60A3000 , CNET rated it very well gave it a 9 for Performance. I really don't want an OB replacement as I have seen basically every member here who has had one changed seems to be worse or eventually go bad again. I have loved this TV for a year, it has been great, was even able to get rid of the 5 oclock shadow fiddling with settings but not again the GREEN BLOB/PURPLE HAZE , Purplish Blacks are here. I guess a couple of months back I should've called when I noticed the blacks but again I thought maybe this TV just couldn't get Blacker Than Black blacks