If I had the extra money I would buy the XBR2. I have seen them both and the XBR2 looks way better to me. With that said, I don't know your financial situation or more importantly how you perceive what looks good and doesn't. You could also go with an XBR4 though that will probably cost even more.
I'm in the market for a new RPTV.
Went to the Sony Store. Can't decide between the Sony KDS-60A3000 or KDS-R60XBR2.
Since the R60XBR2 won't get a new model, I would have to get the current model. Pros: picture is very nice and brighter than A300. Lots of great reviews. Cons: the 60A3000 seems to have a couple of tech advantages: 24 frame conversion and higher herz rate.
According to the CNET review, the difference in brightness and extra feature is not worth the extra price, but that difference is now down to $500. CNET also says that the difference in brightness is hard to see. There are only a few reviews on the 60A3000 since it's so new, but virtually all positive.
I'm torturing myself with the decision. I don't care about the extra $500. Probably either is a very good choice, but, of course, I want to optimize it.
Any thoughts anybody?