Regardless of what I do with my KDS-60A2000, I'm going to fix it by sending the Optical Block off to John Breton (http://sites.google.com/site/sonylcd...ockreplacement) for ~$250. I'm definitely NOT going to throw it in the dump.
I considered keeping it and putting it in my bedroom, but I've surmised it would take up ENTIRELY too much space and that any TV I put in there has to be wall-mounted. With that said, I'm going to either sell it or (more than likely) donate it to my church after it's fixed.
My church has an AWESOME A/V group that can swap optical blocks again once the refurbished one I install gives up the ghost; hopefully it'll last at least three years after the refurb. If I ultimately donate it to my church (which is what I'm heavily leaning toward), I'll write it off my taxes as a $1,500 charitable donation...it's WELL WORTH that much when it's working.
If in the unlikely event I decide to sell it locally, I'll advertise it on eBay or Craig's list for LOCAL pickup only for $1,500 and see what kind of action I get on it.
As a last resort, I might see if my buddy in the Army is interested in it with the full disclosure that it'll probably need an OB refurb in 3 years or less. I'm not going to "give it away" and I would take no less than $1,200 from him, as it'll be a PERFECTLY awesome TV after the OB fix.
Those are my personal options......