Any sites review the 36" Sony XBR450?

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  1. Chris Rock

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    Does any place review and possibly compare/contrast the Sony 36" HDTV-ready XBR450 with other comparable sets?
    I think I've found my deal, and I'm probably going to get this set this week. Anyone want to share their experiences with it? Care to share the price you paid?
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    I hope to have some impressions soon! I expect delivery tomorrow.
     
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    I went ahead and bought mine tonight.
    It will be delivered on the 28th. I will also post my impressions.
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    If anyone has specific questions, post them here.
    This thing is big and heavy. The picture is great. Anamorphic DVDs are fantastic. Analog cable is very watchable. I did a quick AVIA calibration on the "PRO" picture mode only.
    My only problem so far (A BIG ONE, IMHO) is that the picture will randomly flicker, producing a crackling sound. I am going to email and call Sony about this. I am glad that I bought a 3 year service contract with the TV.
     
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    I had the EXACT same thing happen on my new 32". It would flicker. It happend a couple times a day for a while but then it happened every couple minutes. They replaced it with a new one and it has worked perfectly. Someone else had the same problem. Maybe a production issue.
    Brian
     
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    Brian-
    Thanks for the advice. I will call the store where I purchased the set about this issue.
    -Chris
     
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    It's a miracle! The flickering problem seems to have gone away. There was no problem last night or this morning. I watched my first movie last night, and it was amazing. Hannibal in anamorphic on the 36XBR450. The deetails and colors far surpassed anything I have experienced in my home before. I am very happy with my purchase. I just hope that the flicker problem does not return.
     
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    See the Reviews Folder at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sonyhs10
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    If you're interested, or own, a Sony HDTV see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sonyhs10 for >7,000 messages on making them better.
     

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