Originally Posted by richb2599
Question...for those who have had their bad SXRD replaced, what have you done with the defective set? Is there any market out there for these things, or do they wind up in the landfill?
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......