Originally Posted by infin|ty
Well I am now the owner of a 60XBR2 and the matching stand. After being totally convinced on the 70" I realized at a distance of 12' the 60 was adequate, and the price difference to me wasn't justified. Not to mention I currently live at home and when I do move into an apartment a 70" is going to be quite a monster.
Plus, you have to have room to upgrade right?
Yeah, having enough room is not a problem for me. I have at least 16ft of room from the TV. But the more I look at my 60", the smaller it's getting to look to me. The thing is, over at Best Buy, I saw the 60" and the 70" XBR2s side by side and there didn't seem to as a big of a difference which you see and feel when you look at a 50" and a 60" side by side. But there still was enough of a difference to have made me think about it.
But in the end, I agree with you. It all comes down to the issue of the price difference. Does the extra $2,500 (up here in Canada, that's the difference in prices currently) justify the extra supposed 10" diagonal size? While $2,500 isn't something I can sneeze at, it's not going to break me either and that's why I'm torn.
Interesting that both the 60" and the 70" XBR2's use the same stand. I've talked to my Sony rep already and he's trying to see if he can find another Sony store that'll take my 60" as a demo, since his store's already has one on the floor. That way, they can give me a full credit, instead of charging me a ridiculous 50% restocking fee!!!, and I can apply that towards a 70". But I doubt if it'll happen and I'm almost hoping that it won't. Then there's nothing I can do about it and be done with this remorse