I paid C$ 3,200.00 for this model in June, 2005 and now I want to have the Sony 60" SXRD and I was told I have to get rid off this one and bring C$ 7,000.00 for the Sony. Having a second thought, there is not much difference among them except the 60" screen is 10" bigger than the 50". As far as money is the subject, paying C$ 7,000.00 for another 10" bigger screen is simply not justificable. Therefore, I am happy with the Hitachi 50" LCD Rear Projection HDTV I have in the living room.
I remember my mom used to say to me that everyday there are new products coming out to the market and we just cannot chase them all the time. For example, we used to have three speed automatic in the 70. It is called Turbo Hydramatic by GM. Then we have the four speed automatic in the 80. Five speed automatic in the 90. Now Mercedes Benz is making seven speed automatic and I heard that BMW or VW are going to have eight speed automatic soon. Same thing happen to all consumers goods as this is simply a marketing gimmicks to suck our hard-earn money into theirs. Once we are over the age of 50, we simply do not care what is in and what is out, do we?