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Allen Longcor

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So one night my TV works perfectly fine. In the morning it looks like the attached. It's a Sony 65x900c. Two months out of warranty. When I first fired it up there was only one horizontal line, but after turning it back on for a picture there were then 4 lines. There's a local place that will look at it for $10 but I thought I'd get some expert opinions from you guys if it's even worth hauling off to a repair shop.
 

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FoxyMulder

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I do not know what is wrong with your television, I see you are getting no replies so thought i would offer an opinion, if it’s out of warranty i would let the local shop look at it for ten dollars, see what they say, if they charge too much to fix it then treat yourself to a new TV.
 

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I used to be a BIG Sony fan but since I guess 2000, their quality control appears non-existent. I was one of those that had the SXRD TV and what a fiasco that was. It seems this story and others I have read, Sony hasn't made any improvement.

I would follow Malcolm's advice and if you consider a new set, perhaps stay away from Sony.
 

Allen Longcor

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The repair shop guy, via email, said that he thought it might be a screen issue since the lines are vertical and horizontal so he wasn't trying to butter me up to bring it in. Plus, $10 is not much to see if it's just a faulty part. I was just curious if anyone else had seen something like this before. I guess I should have broken down and bought the extended warranty from the shop.
 

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Extended warranties are rarely worth purchasing. You're usually better off taking the money you would spend on one and put it back for possible repairs/replacement. More often than not you'll have the money at the end of the extended warranty period and the product will still be operable. The only ones I recommend are those for accidental damage on laptops/portable computing equipment. And then usually only if someone ~20 or younger is going to use it.

That said... did you purchase the set with a credit card? If so, check with your card vendor as many offer extended warranties automatically for most products purchased with the card. Citibank gives you an automatic 1 year extension on your warranty if you use one of their cards to make such a purchase.
 

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After my experience with LG there is no way that I would not get the extended warranty on large ticket items, especially if the tech is still relatively new, such as OLED sets.
 

Allen Longcor

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I purchased with my Best Buy card so unfortunately I probably don’t have an extended warranty via the card.
 

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Call Sony customer service. Many times a given model has a known issue and they will do an out of warranty repair. Two friends of mine got out of warranty repairs and an extended warranty from Sony gratis on their SXRDs
 

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