Originally Posted by stevekore
Good luck. Be persistent in your efforts to get an offer on a suitable model and if you don't think you're getting a big enough discount, keep digging. You always have the option to walk away and never buy Sony again.
That said, please let me know if you figure out what to do with your old TV. I've got a 60XBR2 sitting in my hallway with a blanket covering it. I haven't figured out what I'm gonna do with it and my girlfriend want it out of here...
Thanks in advance.
Worked out a settlement deal with Sony, but unfortunately the deals from earlier in this thread has been altered. They're not offering much, and what they are is not comparable to my investment in a 70" SXRD XBR class set.
They have a very
specific list now, and the XBR-65HX929 is no longer on it (no longer sold it seems too). No luck pushing for the newer 950, which I do understand. They also would not throw in a pair of 3D glasses for free, which is stupid, as I know they make a killing off of accessories. I wish I made contact back in May when I first noticed the issue cropping up, but I didn't have the money or time for a deal then. C'est La Vie.
I ended up going with the deal for a KDL-55HX850 though because I found a friend who was in the market for a nice LCD, and agreed to buy it off me for slightly more than I'm getting it from Sony. Going to turn around and fix my XBR2 via Tristate or a fellow I contacted on Facebook, and hopefully get a few more years out of it before upgrading at that time (4K? better3D? no more edge lighting? OLED?). 70" to 55" wasn't realistic, nor was dropping from their XBR class to a KDS. Not at the price I paid for the XBR2 that is. Win/Win in a bad situation I figure as far as finding a buyer for the offer.
So while I'm glad I did find an option that works, it's not exactly up to par with the trouble I've personally had with Sony technology the past 6 years, of which I've made significant investments. I appreciate them doing anything this far out, but they did sell us on 30 years of life when I bought the damn thing. Next time I'll be looking a 6 year warranties