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I bought a sony XBR a few years ago, and to make a long story short, they are offering me a discount on the following TV's as a replacement. I was thinking of going with the 60", but I've been out of touch with TV's recently and I'm not sure if its worth it.

KDL55BX520 $675.00 + local sales tax LINK

KDL60EX720 $1475.00 + local sales tax LINK
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I work for an AV integrator and we sell a lot of these (ours is the commercial model, but the only real difference in RS232 control and warranty). They do not look too bad. Are you sure your pricing is correct? Are you buying refurbs?
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They are brand new non refurbs from what they told me. They are offering it to XBR customers with the infamous green screen problem. Instead of replacing the bulbs, they are offering discounts on their newer tv models.

EDIT: I just called and confirmed these are brand new and non refurbs.
Edited by soulj4h - 3/8/12 at 11:23am
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Had the same problem on mine a few years ago and I got a much, much better deal, although I guess your TV is a lot older now than mine was then. There's a lot of really good info over at avsforums, but you should complain. Both of those are overpriced and are the lowest end of their models (low to high: BX, EX, NX, HX, XBR), you should be getting at least an NX of comparable size for those prices, and having just gone shopping for another TV I can tell you the difference between the EX and NX is pretty huge. I had the 50" model one below the xbr series and got a 46" nx for something like $450.

On the plus side you shouldn't have trouble selling it broken for around $200 or even repairing it for $300+shipping. Those SXRD TVs still offer one of the best pictures available.
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Was just browsing slickdeals and thought of you, they are not doing you justice for your $3000 TV.

http://slickdeals.net/f/4065686-Sony-BRAVIA-60-3D-LED-HDTV-KDL60EX720-1799-AC-FS No tax.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=701578&page=461
https://sites.google.com/site/sonylcdrptvproblems/
Edited by claes - 3/15/12 at 9:58pm
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