Question about Sony KDS-R50XBR1 50" HDTV

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Continuous flashing red light

Yesterday my set was working fine, except for the green tint that seems to have taken over anything that should be black in the picture, and now it will not turn on at all. I push the power button, it flashes a green light (next to power button), then after a couple of noisy glowing flashes emitting from the right rear (as you face the tv screen), there is a continuous flashing red light where the flashing green light use to be. the screen does not come on at all and there is absolutely no sound. The set was purchased new from best buy about 2 1/2 years ago. Any clues?

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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    Same exact problem - I got the tv 2.5 to 3 years ago also.

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You need to contact a local repair and have them change your Optical Block, don't worry, Sony will replace it free of charge as it is an issue with this set.

Any further questions on this can be easily answered by Googling Optical Block and your model number.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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This set should go in for repair new sets can have alot of different problems color wheel could be bad.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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