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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Bob Dylan

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Posted August 27 2010 - 05:15 AM

I have had this set for 4 years now. The picture is turning yellow. Would replacing the bulb help? Any ideas? I have gone into the color schemes etc. but nothing helps.



#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted August 29 2010 - 01:48 AM

a calibration would help a bit.

your display is notorious for degradation of the optical engine.

Call Sony and complain. there have been several class action lawsuits about this.

sony has extended the warranties on them to try to save some "face"

Some googling on the "green blob" will provide some more information.


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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Gary Seven

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Posted August 30 2010 - 10:45 AM

Yes... you probably have the dreaded optical block problem... I am on my third.  There is a class action lawsuit.  I managed to get a new TV set out of it, but I sold it since it wasn't a XBR.  You can go the Sony customer service route or there is a contact in Facebook where you will probably have more success.  Don't remember exactly but google around.



#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Bob Dylan

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Posted August 31 2010 - 04:30 AM

Thank guys. I'll give it a shot.



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Posted August 31 2010 - 05:15 AM

A sony rep will be out with a optical engine sept. 7th. Sweet.



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Posted September 08 2010 - 06:56 AM

Sony guy came yesterday. Installed the new engine and calibrated. Man I forgot how good it looked.



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Posted September 08 2010 - 10:21 AM

Yes, it is nice when it works.  However, you may experience the same thing in about a year or so (as I said, I'm on my third one).  I'm selling my TV before it has a chance of going bad again.



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Posted September 21 2010 - 04:41 AM

I had the same issue.  Sony gave me the option of the 3 TVs.  46 LCD Free, 55 LCD 325, 52 LED wifi 575.  I elected to go with the new upgraded TV due to all the forums I read where people have the same reoccuring issue after replaced. Hopefully your is the exception.