Originally Posted by Zero/One
From what I have heard Sony has isolated the "green blob" problem and fixed it in the new A2000 SXRD series and XBR2 SXRD series. The chips are the same .61 found in last years XBR1s. The green blob was a result of the green SXRD chip not sitting in the light engine properly.
Sony has addressed the issue and has totally redesigned the light engines. The A2000a light engine is simular to last years XBR1. The XBR2s light engine has been upgraded over last years. You may still have a green tint to the picture while the TV warms up, but it will go away faster than last years model. This is what I have been told. I'm still on the fence on getting the 70" model this year. I will probably wait till after CES to make my decision. Maybe the 70" will be cheaper by then.
See bolding...where did you hear/read this? A reputable source? If so, who/where? I have also heard (from some high-ups in Sony) that the persistent (> 30-60 mintes after startup) green blob problem has been fixed (description cause not provided beyond stating it is/was a manufacturing problem) in the newer OB in the XBR1 (also used in A2000) but they still consider green blob at startup to be normal if it disappears within 30 minutes.
lipcrkr, as for the green blob problem in the A2000s...there have been several reports of problems at power-on, which is considered "normal" but I don't recall reading about problems of persistent green blobs after a while after power-on.