I was thinking that Mike, but I didn't want to burst his bubble. In fairness, I believe it was mostly the lower priced Sonys of that time that displayed the worse loss of contrast. But yes, seldom used and set up was the magic elixir that killed SXRD panels.
JVC RS500, Denon 7200WA, 7.2.4 Atmos/DTSX dedicated Theater. 133" Dalite 1.3 screen. M&K S150 + K7 ear level, 4 Tannoy DC overheads.