Originally Posted by uhphikap
All of the SXRD TVs are made in Mount Pleasant, PA, just outside of Pittsburg. The XBR1s were made there as well, and the A2000s are now being made there in the same production lines. I suspect that the XBR2 SXRD will be made there as well, but only time will tell. If someone is telling you that these are on a boat, then they don't have a clue.
One week ago, I purchased a 60" XBR1 @ BB. The manufactured date is 05/2006 and it has the Green Blob
issue. I didn't see it in the stores before but now that I know what to look for I can see it on the display models in my local BB's and CC's. I love the TV, but I am going to return it in a couple weeks. I am not willing to spend $4k on a TV with a green blob on the screen.
I'm hoping that the A2000 will have this issue resolved, but knowing they are being made in the same production lines where my TV was manufactured only 2 months ago doesn't seem very promising.
New Owners, the green blob (haze, tint, whatever) shows up best on a grey screen. Try finding something that will display one (I used my BrightHouse HDDVR box) and see if the screen is the same shade of grey all over. If you can't find a grey screen source then try a Black & White movie eg. Sin City.