I just talked to Sony rep he didn't know anything about it. Kevin good job but can someone put the rebate coupon online so we can print it. Or can you give the e-mail address of who you contacted maybe they can e-mail us a copy of the rebate form?
I think we are screwed though. Sony says we need the bar code off the box. The installers took my box. I have an E-Mail in to Sony asking of there is any way to get around that. You would think the Serial number and reciept should be enough. I'll let you know when I hear back from Sony.
Kevin I totally agree with you on that. A 65" box is too big to keep in the garage. If they check they should be able to see that our serial # was never registered before and we're the first buyer. Plus the Sony rep knows that these model RPTV is less than a year old from the manufacture date.
When did you buy your set? Would someone please send me the e-mail address of the Sony Internet unit that was referenced in one of the other messages and a person's name and contact number. $100 or $200 may not have been worth the effort but $500 is. I bought my set on June 25th so I am probably out of luck although I wiill plead my case to anyone at Sony who will listen. I also bought the SAT-HD100 as well as the Sony oval dish. They should make it retroactive back to June 25th. DAMN!!!!
I too have the KP-65xBR10W. It is great to hear that others do to! I think I wa the first to get it on the forum (got mine in Feburary of 2001...manufactured in Dec 2000). I guess I have no chance of a rebate!
As for the DVI/5c interface I too am worried. I CANNOT believe that Sony would screw thousands of customers whom have already invested in their sets and stb's. They don't even have any fireware/DVI sets available yet!! If they were gonna screw us they should STOP selling there non DVI/5C compatible sets.
I know Mits has told its customers not to worry and that they would upgrade their sets as necessary (for a nominal fee I think).
Us 57 and 65" guys should start our own little forum. It would be nice to hear the tragedies, tips and tricks of other HD RPTV XBR owners! Could you guys do me a favor and look at a thread I have started about a major problem with my TV: http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum11/HTML/015116.html
Thanks and good luck with the rebates...that could buy you a new STB!
Check my other post earlier for info on the E-Mail address. I bought my Sony on the 22nd of July. I should be good to go. The only problem is the installers took my box away. That thing was BIG. No place to store it. I called the company and they said the box was already thrown away. That turned into a VERY expensive box. $500 box to be exact. Anyway, Sony says we must have the Bar code off of the box to get the rebate. I am ROYALY PISSED. I will be writing MANY letters to Sony on this issue!!!
Kevin you seem to have all the luck so far. Did you get any word on what Sony was going to do about the DVI/HDCP connections that we don't have on our sets? I wonder if they will make a connection to be installed on the back or something since a RPTV would be alot easier to modify than a direct-view tv.
I really don't know much about the DVI/HDCP issue. If it does come to pass then we will have to perform a serious letter writing campaign to Sony. I can't see that they would support their equipment. Maybe I am just naive.
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