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post #12121 of 12137 Old 03-28-2016, 12:35 PM
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I have the 70, which is KDS-R70XBR2. The bub is the XL-5300, and the same bulb is used for the 70 and the 60 equivalent. I'll PM you my address for shipping calculation.

Thanks, that's great.
I have 2 for one of the sets...for some reason I think I had an XBR1 and an XBR2. I'll check the bulbs when I get home tonight.

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Yes, mine's still alive and well, after one optical block and just changed the bulb.

Are you connected via HDMI? Try a different cable and/or component connections. But first, make sure the current cable is pushed all the way in both at the TV and the satellite box (and any AV Receiver or Processor in betwee) That can actually cause this, too, especially since your OTA picture is fine.
I misstated my connections but it probably doesn't matter. My DVR HMDI cable goes directly to the TV, not thru the receiver.

Anyway, I checked the connections and all are tight. I swapped out the HDMI cable with a new one and the DVR color is still bad. I didn't have enough cables to try the component connection.

I noticed the Sony menu is also off color which leads me to believe it is the OB. The OTA broadcast seems to be better but maybe it too is off. I don't watch much OTA. What I have noticed is watching a hockey game (Go Hawks!) the ice has a yellow look to it from the DVR but OTA it is nice and white.
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I misstated my connections but it probably doesn't matter. My DVR HMDI cable goes directly to the TV, not thru the receiver.

Anyway, I checked the connections and all are tight. I swapped out the HDMI cable with a new one and the DVR color is still bad. I didn't have enough cables to try the component connection.

I noticed the Sony menu is also off color which leads me to believe it is the OB. The OTA broadcast seems to be better but maybe it too is off. I don't watch much OTA. What I have noticed is watching a hockey game (Go Hawks!) the ice has a yellow look to it from the DVR but OTA it is nice and white.
Put black and white image on screen. You'll be able to see better if there is the a green/yellow tint.
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I have a minty 60" if anyone wants one. (HDS60KBR1)

The light-engine was replaced once by a local tech.

I took it out of service in about 2011 (because I found a steal on the 70" version),.. and this has been sitting in the basement ever since.

Just before it was taken out of service,.. I had it cleaned and the fans replaced,.. and I installed a new bulb (the correct one).

The bulb and the fans have light use for perhaps 2 months.

No pets, no children

Should be tops for 3-5 more years easy.

Just looking for a good home,.. not asking any money for it.

I'm in the 48302 zip code of Michigan.

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Hi Guys, Anyone know what is the best replacement lamp to buy for a 60" XBR1? There seem to be a lot of them out there and a lot with bad reviews.

Thanks!
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Free to a good home. After 12 years of faithful service, my KDS-60XBR2 had finally started with the optical block problem. So I'm replacing it and need to get rid of it. Not sure if it would be good for parts for anyone, but if you want to drive to east-central Illinois and pick it up, you're welcome to do so! I'm getting ready to order its replacement, so as soon as it arrives then it's available.

PM me if you have any interest. Or post if you have suggestions as to how one disposes of such a behemoth. Taking a hammer to it may actually be fun!
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any recent ob repairs?

So, after a year or so of suffering through ever-worsening green and orange tint, ready to try the optical block repair, if available.

Any successful repairs done lately?

Also, if anyone somehow has a working 70XBR2 optical module for sale, tinted or not, please pm me.
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So, after a year or so of suffering through ever-worsening green and orange tint, ready to try the optical block repair, if available.

Any successful repairs done lately?

Also, if anyone somehow has a working 70XBR2 optical module for sale, tinted or not, please pm me.
For the price of the repair, you can put that as a chunk of cash against a new set. Keep in mind, the repaired OB will eventually go as well.
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I'm with cdnscg, unless you have some kind of sentimental attachment to your SXRD, get rid of it and buy something else.

It would most likely cost you more to find, buy and have installed your optical block than getting a newer set, and it would be a HUGE improvement. I've loved my SXRD for years, but even my "budget" TV (Vizio P-Series) is a night and day difference in picture quality in comparison.

I've kept mine, mostly since I still have an original and unused Sony lamp and because I have no idea how to get rid of it (and that massive stand) easily, but it's going to the dump the next time I have to move or need the space for something else.

Anyway, good luck with your set (or hopefully, new purchase!)
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Hope someone's still out there...

New problem with my 70. Replaced my bulb a few months ago; replacement bulb blew shortly thereafter. Replacment from AMazon seller was bare bulb, which installed in prior housing. Everything was fine until just now - the red light is blinking 4X. The manual says 3X is a misaligned door, but says nothing about 4X. Redid it anyway, and still 4X, but no picture.

Ideas? I figure calling Sony would be a joke.

Thanks, all.
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Hope someone's still out there...

New problem with my 70. Replaced my bulb a few months ago; replacement bulb blew shortly thereafter. Replacment from AMazon seller was bare bulb, which installed in prior housing. Everything was fine until just now - the red light is blinking 4X. The manual says 3X is a misaligned door, but says nothing about 4X. Redid it anyway, and still 4X, but no picture.

Ideas? I figure calling Sony would be a joke.

Thanks, all.
Since it's their unit, Sony should be able to confirm what 4 blinking lights mean. Suprised you haven't had to replace the OB several times by now. Consider yourself lucky
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I ordered a 3rd party replacement bulb and although it seems to work, it emits a burning odor after a short while.

I decided not to wait to see if it would catch fire. I bought a new OLED TV and had the old TV hauled away. Some recycling place quoted $75, but I scheduled a donation with salvation army. However, when the crew arrived they deemed the DLP TV too obsolete. They were willing to take it after I donated $50 to the driver.

The new TV is so thin, I thought it would shatter if I laid fingers on it.

The color is so much more saturated, I had to turn it down.
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Since it's their unit, Sony should be able to confirm what 4 blinking lights mean. Suprised you haven't had to replace the OB several times by now. Consider yourself lucky
To the contrary, the OB has been replaced twice; the first time in July '07, 5 months after buying, the 2nd time in March '12 - reported problem a bare week before the 5 year extended warranty was up. Only been bulbs on my dime.

I'll call Sony tomorrow - we'll see. I have been putting away some money towards a new one, but probably can't afford an OLED, Looking for suggestions (65" or 75" probably, just not Samsung. Thinking Vizio...
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Hope someone's still out there...

New problem with my 70. Replaced my bulb a few months ago; replacement bulb blew shortly thereafter. Replacement from AMazon seller was bare bulb, which installed in prior housing. Everything was fine until just now - the red light is blinking 4X. The manual says 3X is a misaligned door, but says nothing about 4X. Redid it anyway, and still 4X, but no picture.
Solved with a bit of internet wandering. 4X is a bad main fan. Anyone else who gets this error flashing, check out:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1059431-four_blink_code_sony_kds_60a2000_rear

I took off the back cover of the set, manually pushed the fan blades a bit, blew out with compressed air, and it worked. As suggested,went into settings and reset fan speed to high.

Incredibly simple to do. 9 screws hold on the cover - that's it. There's a YouTube video of some of it, too (very long and no spoken instructions) -


Thanks to all
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Just a stop in to say goodbye to the thread. I bought my TV 60" after a lot of research here, and took a lot of advice here. I was glad to give the TV to a 22 year old that was thrilled to get it.

I'd decided to toss it when the second bulb eventually died, but I got a deal on a 65" OLED that I couldn't pass up. However, the 5 total inputs seems simply sad by comparison to the XBR2.

Thanks to all the pros here!
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Solved with a bit of internet wandering. 4X is a bad main fan. Anyone else who gets this error flashing,

I took off the back cover of the set, manually pushed the fan blades a bit, blew out with compressed air, and it worked. As suggested,went into settings and reset fan speed to high.

Incredibly simple to do. 9 screws hold on the cover - that's it.
Follow up - stopped working the next day. Decided to call one of the local Sony repair guys to do (wasn't totally confident). Came next day, $199 flat. Thought it was a fair price.
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OG 70XBR2 owner checking in. Still running it. 4k envy is real.

Bought mine in November of 2006. On my 4th OB. The 4th is like 6 years old, for some reason this latest one is holding strong. No other issues. Still love it. I paid $5k for the set in 2006, and sold the 60" Sony LCD I got during the replacement era for $3k so I don't have much invested into this TV.

Still don't know what to replace it with. SED never happened so maybe an SXRD front projector? I can't do OLED and LCD.
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