what do you think about SONY's XBR direct view TVs?

i am considering a new XBR700 later on to go in my living room..

the 40" one..direct view.. HDTV .

is it a good TV ?
gonna be used with HDTV dish tv and DVD ..

are all the new XBR HDTV from sony good ?

The Sony XBR direct view sets are some of the finest out there. That said, you might also try the Panasonic Tau line and Toshiba's widescreen sets for comparison. I would also check out the HDTV Ready projection sets if you have the room, especially if you are getting a HDTV dish and progressive scan DVD. I personally could not justify the high price for the direct view sets with only a 34 or 40" screen.
Two years ago I had a 32" XBR television that I paid $1600.00 for. It was the finest picture I have seen and even with all the new technology I think it would easily compete today. Unfortunatly they have lousy warrenties and after only two years the picture tube blew.
I have the Sony xbr200 Wega. It is one of the few Video pieces I have kept for any lenth of time. It's not HDTV, but for analog, Wow! The new 40" would be a dream come true for me. Good luck. roachone
I second Perfectimage. I had the power supply on a two year old XBR go bad and it took Sony over 7 weeks to get a new power supply (plus it cost a bloody fortune).

Good product,lousy service.

well i have a friend that works at "Maison Sony"
wich are the sony stores here ..
and he would get me extanded warranty+ for 5 years..
so if anything happens with the TV..they get another brand new one to my place..and take the defect one without saying
nothing so ..no problems there :)