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post #13681 of 14269
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Originally Posted by yellarcat
After sending the picture to Sony Listens, I received an email to call Sony and was offered the following for my KDS-55A2000:

KDL-40EX720 - $50
KDL-46EX720 - $175
KDL-55HX800 - $600

I don't want to go down in size so the first 2 aren't an option. Should I take the HX800 or wait for a week that this offer is valid for and try to get an EX720 like it seems most people are getting offered?

I don't know how the HX800 compares to the EX720 and the EX720 offers on here have only been for $410.
Most people that are offered the 60EX720 had the 60 or 70" like mine. I got the new one the NX
post #13682 of 14269
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Originally Posted by chrisacutler View Post

Hi everyone. I am hoping to get some input on the offer I have received to replace my defective KDL-60WE655.

I was offered the following four TVs as replacements.

KDL-60EX720 $1,150
KDL55HX800 $800.00
KDL46BX420 $150.00
KDL40EX720 $250.00

Here's the question I have. Does anyone have any reviews of the KDL-60EX720 vs. the KDL-55HX800? I'm not finding any reviews on the KDL-60EX720.

What are everyones thoughts? Should I go back to them and ask for the KDL-60NX810 or KDL-60NX720? I would really like to have a true 240Hz TV if I am spending the money on a new TV.

Well, finally got an offer I couldn't refuse. Getting the XBR55HX929. Started the process today. Can't wait to get my paperwork in and get the TV.
post #13683 of 14269
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Originally Posted by chrisacutler View Post

Hi everyone. I am hoping to get some input on the offer I have received to replace my defective KDL-60WE655.

I was offered the following four TVs as replacements.

KDL-60EX720 $1,150
KDL55HX800 $800.00
KDL46BX420 $150.00
KDL40EX720 $250.00

Here's the question I have. Does anyone have any reviews of the KDL-60EX720 vs. the KDL-55HX800? I'm not finding any reviews on the KDL-60EX720.

What are everyones thoughts? Should I go back to them and ask for the KDL-60NX810 or KDL-60NX720? I would really like to have a true 240Hz TV if I am spending the money on a new TV.

Wow! Those are some fairly steep prices to replace your 60" TV that went bad. Was your TV still under warranty?
post #13684 of 14269
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Originally Posted by chrisacutler View Post


Well, finally got an offer I couldn't refuse. Getting the XBR55HX929. Started the process today. Can't wait to get my paperwork in and get the TV.

Are you sure they offered you the XBR, my brother in law is with Sony and he says they were not offering that TV...better check...
post #13685 of 14269
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Originally Posted by Hiresolution View Post

Are you sure they offered you the XBR, my brother in law is with Sony and he says they were not offering that TV...better check...

Have the email in my inbox. Here is just a portion of it:

"Thank you for contacting the Sony Exchange Dept.,

We are happy to confirm your acceptance of the replacement offer for a XBR55HX929 for $1562 + local sales tax."
post #13686 of 14269
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Originally Posted by chrisacutler View Post


Have the email in my inbox. Here is just a portion of it:

"Thank you for contacting the Sony Exchange Dept.,

We are happy to confirm your acceptance of the replacement offer for a XBR55HX929 for $1562 + local sales tax."

Man that is awesome, a great TV for sure...
post #13687 of 14269
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Originally Posted by chrisacutler View Post

Have the email in my inbox. Here is just a portion of it:

"Thank you for contacting the Sony Exchange Dept.,

We are happy to confirm your acceptance of the replacement offer for a XBR55HX929 for $1562 + local sales tax."

So what magic words did you use to get this deal?
post #13688 of 14269
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Originally Posted by Hiresolution View Post

Man that is awesome, a great TV for sure...

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Originally Posted by Schlermie View Post

So what magic words did you use to get this deal?

No magic really. First offers I got were for the following:

KDL46BX420 - $150
KDL55HX800 - $800
KDL40EX720 - $250

Called back and told them I really wanted a 60". Got this offer:

KDL60EX720 - $1150

Finally, said I wanted one that was true 240Hz and got the offer for

XBR55HX929 - $1562

I know it's a lot for a TV but it's over 50% retail.

Maybe the magic word is "True 240Hz"
post #13689 of 14269
I am another with an OB problem and replacement set is on its way. My question is where I dispose of the TV. I looked locally (17050) and see that BestBuy does Electronic Recycling, but they do not accept rear projection units. I did a search on the thread and didn't see any suggestions so for those that have had theirs replaced could you please advise how you disposed. Thanks!
post #13690 of 14269
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Originally Posted by whitey2755 View Post

I am another with an OB problem and replacement set is on its way. My question is where I dispose of the TV. I looked locally (17050) and see that BestBuy does Electronic Recycling, but they do not accept rear projection units. I did a search on the thread and didn't see any suggestions so for those that have had theirs replaced could you please advise how you disposed. Thanks!

I suggest you seach for recyclers in your area for electronics. Also contact your local computer or electronic stores to see if they know of any place that would take it. The TV can be repaired for about $300, doing it yourself and sending out the part.
post #13691 of 14269
Gave mine to a young co-worker just starting out. His roommate and friend came in a van and took it away. They texted me later that evening and said the TV (60a2000) was "frigging awesome" and continued with the nicest thank you I have ever received.
post #13692 of 14269
Mine wasn't too bad, small yellowish halo that was noticable during hockey games.
Sold it for $600 with the stand!
post #13693 of 14269
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Originally Posted by whitey2755 View Post

I am another with an OB problem and replacement set is on its way. My question is where I dispose of the TV. I looked locally (17050) and see that BestBuy does Electronic Recycling, but they do not accept rear projection units. I did a search on the thread and didn't see any suggestions so for those that have had theirs replaced could you please advise how you disposed. Thanks!

Craigs list....
post #13694 of 14269
Funny... I used this forum back in 2006 to pick out a TV (the 55a2000), and when I had a problem with the set, I find myself back here for finding both the solution, and advice on a replacement.

My offer today (and supposedly good for a week) for my optical block issue was:

KDL55NX810 $675.00 + local sales tax
KDL46EX720 $175.00 + local sales tax
KDL40EX720 $50.00 + local sales tax

Now, I don't want to go to a smaller set, so the KDL55NX810 is the only real option to me of what I was offered.

Does anyone have any objections to this set that I should be aware of? Thanks! (and yes, I am also researching it independently, just thought I would get anyone's 2 cents that has gone through the same sxrd replacement route.)
post #13695 of 14269
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Originally Posted by birch971
Funny... I used this forum back in 2006 to pick out a TV (the 55a2000), and when I had a problem with the set, I find myself back here for finding both the solution, and advice on a replacement.

My offer today (and supposedly good for a week) for my optical block issue was:

KDL55NX810 $675.00 + local sales tax
KDL46EX720 $175.00 + local sales tax
KDL40EX720 $50.00 + local sales tax

Now, I don't want to go to a smaller set, so the KDL55NX810 is the only real option to me of what I was offered.

Does anyone have any objections to this set that I should be aware of? Thanks! (and yes, I am also researching it independently, just thought I would get anyone's 2 cents that has gone through the same sxrd replacement route.)
The NX810 is awesome, great blacks....nice
post #13696 of 14269
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Originally Posted by birch971 View Post
Does anyone have any objections to this set (KDL55NX810) that I should be aware of?
I'm roughly at the same stage you're at right now, and I'm finding myself dissatisfied with each of the replacements Sony is offering. As you said, the 40" and 46" options are non-starters, because they're too small. I don't know anyone who would seriously consider those options when the TV they're replacing is over 40% bigger (in viewing area). It's almost as if these options are just thrown on the list merely to make us feel like we're part of the decision process.

That leaves us with the 55" offering. The TVs offered for the 55" option are okay, but not stellar. The ones I've seen offered each have some meaningful design deficits. The NX810 is one of the better ones offered, but not great. The problem is they're asking us to shell out some real money, so I feel like I'm actually buying a TV (granted, at a REALLY good sale). If I were out shopping for a TV though, there's no way I would buy an NX810. It's an older model they're trying to clear off the shelves to make room for the current generation of TVs. It's so out-of-date, it's difficult to even find information on Sony's website for the NX810.

I guess the other thing that irritates me is that my current 55A2000 (sporting the green blob) is still under warranty with my extended warranty which I purchased from Sony, and the warranty is essentially worthless. Sony's replacement program won't even acknowledge it. (Sorry, this last paragraph was off-topic, but I just had to vent.)
post #13697 of 14269
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Originally Posted by Schlermie View Post
I'm roughly at the same stage you're at right now, and I'm finding myself dissatisfied with each of the replacements Sony is offering. As you said, the 40" and 46" options are non-starters, because they're too small. I don't know anyone who would seriously consider those options when the TV they're replacing is over 40% bigger (in viewing area). It's almost as if these options are just thrown on the list merely to make us feel like we're part of the decision process.

That leaves us with the 55" offering. The TVs offered for the 55" option are okay, but not stellar. The ones I've seen offered each have some meaningful design deficits. The NX810 is one of the better ones offered, but not great. The problem is they're asking us to shell out some real money, so I feel like I'm actually buying a TV (granted, at a REALLY good sale). If I were out shopping for a TV though, there's no way I would buy an NX810. It's an older model they're trying to clear off the shelves to make room for the current generation of TVs. It's so out-of-date, it's difficult to even find information on Sony's website for the NX810.
My problem is that when I first encountered the problem with the TV (mine was out of warranty), I just assumed that I was just kind of screwed and would need to purchase a replacement TV new, so I started researching the current sets available. And then I came across this thread and the offer from Sony. On the one hand its a relief that I can get a replacement severly discounted, on the other hand, when I was researching sets, none of the ones offered were ones I would have considered independently to purchase.
In the end I will probably end up purchasing the NX810 for the reason of the discount alone (which is a nice gesture - and i'll try not to look a gift horse in the mouth), but cannot help but feel am also helping Sony out clearing old stock that they would not have been able to sell otherwise because the product I purchased from them in the first place failed prematurely. But for my set failing I had no intention of replacing it anytime soon and now i'm contemplating spending what still is decent amount of $ regardless of discount just so I have something to watch at home.
post #13698 of 14269
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Originally Posted by birch971 View Post
...but cannot help but feel am also helping Sony out clearing old stock that they would not have been able to sell otherwise because the product I purchased from them in the first place failed prematurely. But for my set failing I had no intention of replacing it anytime soon and now i'm contemplating spending what still is decent amount of $ regardless of discount just so I have something to watch at home.
Couldn't have said it better myself. If Sony would offer some higher end alternatives, I'd be willing to pay incrementally more, and this process would be a lot more palatable.
post #13699 of 14269
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Originally Posted by Schlermie View Post

It's so out-of-date, it's difficult to even find information on Sony's website for the NX810.

All I did was google "sonystyle 55nx810" and it was the first result.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...&storeId=10151

And personally I wouldn't call 7 months "so out of date."
post #13700 of 14269
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Originally Posted by birch971 View Post


My problem is that when I first encountered the problem with the TV (mine was out of warranty), I just assumed that I was just kind of screwed and would need to purchase a replacement TV new, so I started researching the current sets available. And then I came across this thread and the offer from Sony. On the one hand its a relief that I can get a replacement severly discounted, on the other hand, when I was researching sets, none of the ones offered were ones I would have considered independently to purchase.
In the end I will probably end up purchasing the NX810 for the reason of the discount alone (which is a nice gesture - and i'll try not to look a gift horse in the mouth), but cannot help but feel am also helping Sony out clearing old stock that they would not have been able to sell otherwise because the product I purchased from them in the first place failed prematurely. But for my set failing I had no intention of replacing it anytime soon and now i'm contemplating spending what still is decent amount of $ regardless of discount just so I have something to watch at home.

The nx810 could easily fit in Sonys 2011 lineup. The only set that really offers more is the xbr929.

The nx810 was more of a late 2010 model. It had improvements over earlier 2010 models.
post #13701 of 14269
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Originally Posted by chdwil View Post


The nx810 could easily fit in Sonys 2011 lineup. The only set that really offers more is the xbr929.

The nx810 was more of a late 2010 model. It had improvements over earlier 2010 models.

No it is a 2010 model with the replacement due any time.
post #13702 of 14269
What would the successor be?
post #13703 of 14269
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Originally Posted by Redoryx View Post

What would the successor be?

The 820
post #13704 of 14269
Which series? NX? HX?
From what I understand, All of the Bravia models were debuted at the CES show in January.
post #13705 of 14269
Maybe I can talk them into bundling the 3D kit
post #13706 of 14269
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Originally Posted by redoryx View Post

which series? Nx? Hx?
From what i understand, all of the bravia models were debuted at the ces show in january.

nx
post #13707 of 14269
replacement bulbs for my kds-60a2000 (xl5200) are all over the place price-wise...

any idea on what a good, quality replacement bulb should run me...?
post #13708 of 14269
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Originally Posted by lefthandluke View Post

replacement bulbs for my kds-60a2000 (xl5200) are all over the place price-wise...
any idea on what a good, quality replacement bulb should run me...?

We purchased a PHILIPS (same manufacturer that Sony uses) for $130, including the housing within the last year.
post #13709 of 14269
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Originally Posted by Schlermie View Post


I'm roughly at the same stage you're at right now, and I'm finding myself dissatisfied with each of the replacements Sony is offering. As you said, the 40" and 46" options are non-starters, because they're too small. I don't know anyone who would seriously consider those options when the TV they're replacing is over 40% bigger (in viewing area). It's almost as if these options are just thrown on the list merely to make us feel like we're part of the decision process.

That leaves us with the 55" offering. The TVs offered for the 55" option are okay, but not stellar. The ones I've seen offered each have some meaningful design deficits. The NX810 is one of the better ones offered, but not great. The problem is they're asking us to shell out some real money, so I feel like I'm actually buying a TV (granted, at a REALLY good sale). If I were out shopping for a TV though, there's no way I would buy an NX810. It's an older model they're trying to clear off the shelves to make room for the current generation of TVs. It's so out-of-date, it's difficult to even find information on Sony's website for the NX810.

I guess the other thing that irritates me is that my current 55A2000 (sporting the green blob) is still under warranty with my extended warranty which I purchased from Sony, and the warranty is essentially worthless. Sony's replacement program won't even acknowledge it. (Sorry, this last paragraph was off-topic, but I just had to vent.)

The nx810 is hardly an old set. It was released late 2010 and there were very few reviews of it since most sets are released early in the year. The nx720 is basically the same set. I went from an xbr1, which is pretty much the same tv as the a2000, to the nx810 and there is no comprarison.

Saying the a2000 is superior to the nx810 is an opinion most would disagree with.
post #13710 of 14269
I joined the replacement club today for my 50A2000...just sent my paperwork off and will hopefully have a new tv in a few weeks.

I purchased my tv back in October '06, had the optical block replaced because of a green blob last spring (at Sony's expense), but it started developing a widespread green tint recently. All the success reports here convinced me to contact Sony for a replacement, so I sent the SonyListens team an e-mail on Monday afternoon with a couple photos. I got a reply with an event number the next day, and called them about replacement options later that afternoon. They offered me the same choices everyone else has reported recently (40/46" EX720, 55" NX810), so I called them back early today and finalized the deal for a replacement.

I wound up choosing the 46EX720 as my replacement, although I really no have intention of keeping it. My plan is to sell it to someone else as brand-new TV at a good price, then put that money toward the 55" plasma I've been considering for a while. While I do appreciate that Sony is giving me a brand new TV that is worth quite a bit of money to replace something that I bought almost 5 years ago, I just don't have the desire to use another Sony product right now...especially when I can get better quality by going elsewhere...
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