Originally Posted by kbrod1
I've been thinking about this all day and frankly I'm not too keen on getting a lesser tiered model than I would normally purchase for my home. I've been brought up with and ultimately purchased several XBRs over the years. They were monsters that weighed over 150 pounds and I would break my back setting them up and I still have a 32" XBR doing quite well like the first day I bought it back in the 90s. Those were the days that these XBRs where considered the very best and State of the Art for TVs. That's also when you could pick one up at Macy's which is not an option anymore. When it came time to get a larger set once again my first thought was to go for another XBR. Frankly I noticed the greenish hue awhile back but it didn't bother me that much at the time and I was more concerned with the black level of the set. I've seen much better contrast on other sets at BB. In the interim it has gotten more prounounced whereas everything has some shade of green more or less and it has gotten to be quite irritating. Frankly when reading this forum you realize that Sony dropped the ball with this set and it hasn't lived up to the standards that were once synonomous with them. Reading reviews on CNET and Home Theater among others you realize that the gap has closed considerably and maybe has been surpassed by Sharp Elites and to some extent Panasonic. Another thing that bugged me was when the email from Sony asked me to let them know by 1/9. I really hate when I'm given some sales deadline. What are they a car dealership? This is especially true because next week is CES and I would be a fool to purchase a set before knowing about any new generation set coming to fore be it 4k or OLED technology or just the current crop of sets with better technology.
With all due respect, nothing that happens at CES will influence what you get from Sony.
Only around 35 people opted out of the Class Action Suit around 2 years ago.
If you were one of ~35 then you should have already filed a lawsuit against Sony if you want a different outcome, because odds are, the time for filing a lawsuit has run out (its normally 2-3 years after a defect is know, depending on the state).
As thus, Sony is under NO obligation to give you anything - let alone anything with current technology.
This line came out in 2006 and is essentially 7 year old now. The IRS even says TVs are totally deprecitated after 7 years.
I do not like what happened with this set, but get over it. Or perhaps you should boycott Panasonic as well because of World War 2.
Sony offered you a gift. You asked if they were a car dealers. Guess what - car dealers would never offer you what Sony has offered. I know because I've sued Automobile Companies for major issues - and the cars were so defective they were forced to buy them back.
Quite frankly, you should have taken the deal and run if you want the Sony Set. If you do not want the deal, your legal options are long gone - and YOU made a choice about every one of these decisions.
Personally, I am SHOCKED Sony continues to offer deals like this on 7 year old sets. I have NEVER seen any other Company go to this length with customers. Though I do not like the Sony line of TVs, I am impressed they have actually continued to try and appease Customers of this line far and above what they are legally obligated to do.Edited by GCAVS - 1/7/13 at 1:17pm