kcjones

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  1. Hi Philip25 Thanks for your reply and the photo's. Owen has already kindly sent me the Service Manual so I am good to go. There will be a slight delay however as I would like to have the big screen for the Olympics. I am going to try Pixel's colour adjustments as a temporary measure and will ship the optical block to John when they are over. Thanks again for your help.
  2. I just saw your note in the forum advising that you had a successful outcome with your SXRD-70. I have the same model as well as the same problem. I have contacted John Breton asking if he will repair my optical block. Would it be possible for you to post or email the photos you took of the disassembly?
  3. Hi GLO It wasn't clear to whom my previous post was directed. I would be grateful if you would advise the contact details of the OB and polariser supplier in the US.
  4. Unfortunately my 70" SXRD has started to develop the dreaded yellow blob. Fortunately I have an extended warranty which runs out in early June. Like Owen and many others I really love the quality of this TV and would prefer to have it repaired rather than replaced. I understand from previous posters that the optical block can no longer be replaced and also that the optical block for the US versions of this SXRD are completely different. Have you discovered a compatible optical block and if so would you please advise me of the contact details.
  5. 2nd last. Me too. I hope this reply isn't the kiss of death for my 70 SXRD!!!
  6. If anyone is interested in acquiring a BDP-S5000ES they are on sale over the Easter weekend at Sony Central in Brisbane and the Gold Coast for $1699 including the 6 Bond Blu-Ray movies. They will ship to other locations in Oz if you're not a local. If only I had waited a few more months before paying full retail!
  7. I thought all r series came with a spare lamp - mine did. Does this mean people are on their 3rd lamp? I'm still going strong on the original lamp after roughly 2 years at 5 hrs per day average use. Would this be considered below average usage or am I just lucky? The details of the replacement lamp for my 70" Sony are: 312 H6 UHP 180/160W 1.0LL PHILIPS MADE IN BELGIUM 101872192 I hope this helps.
  8. It comes region free for DVD's but not for Blu-ray. As far as I am aware it does not support divx. There is supposed to be a mod kit coming from Blu-ray mods in the near future to allow BD switching between Region B and Region A.
  9. Just a heads up for any BDP-S5000ES owners who are in the market for an AVR to complement their BD player.. Chili in the Home Theatre thread advised that the Sony STRDA5400ES (RRP$3499) was on sale for around $1900 at Sony dealers. I immediately rang Sony Central in Sydney and Chatswood who told me that they had them on sale last week for $1499! Unfortunately they are now sold out. A quick ring around revealed that Sony Melbourne has them in stock and on sale at $1992 plus shipping. Sony Brisbane is selling them for $1999 but said they would ship to me in NSW at no extra charge so I shall shortly become the owner of one of these AVR's to go with my 5000ES. Pity I didn't know about this last week!
  10. Thanks for the tip. Sony Central in Sydney/Chatswood just told me they had them on sale last week for $1499! Unfortunately they are now sold out. A quick ring around revealed that Sony Melbourne had them in stock and on sale at $1992 plus shipping. Sony Brisbane is selling them for $1999 but said they would ship to me in NSW at no extra charge so I shall shortly become the owner of one of these AVR's. Pity I didn't know about this last week! I agree it is strange that Sony does not have great acceptance in the audio world. I was considering Arcam, Denon and Pioneer AVR's but at this price I couldn't resist the Sony especially as it will be connected to a Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray player.
  11. There was no stickered price. That was the price it scanned at. I had the ad with me but didn't argue with the scanned price. I didn't realise at the time but apparently the price I got was the non-discounted DVD price so someone must have put the wrong bar code on the BD. That also implies that the news of the special price hadn't reached Big W Erina. There was only one other Wall-E BD on the shelf but lots of Wall-E DVD's.
  12. I just picked up the Wall-E BD at Big W Erina NSW for $28.35. Needless to say I didn't argue about the price!
  13. I have been advised by Magnus that he is currently developing the mod kit for this player and he expects it to be available within the next two weeks. However, when I picked up my unit from Sony Central yesterday I was advised that it was both DVD AND BD region free. I will be unable to confirm this until I receive some region A BD's which are on order from Amazon but I have asked in the owners' forum for someone else to check if this is actually correct. Stay tuned for further info.