Question about Sony Grand WEGA KDF-60XS955 60" Rear Projection HDTV

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Bottom right side of screen (about 4 inches high) has blue tint

No matter if watching cable or a movie this is happening consistantly. the bulb is about a year old.

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  • Jbrown13302 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Sony Grand WEGA TV. The blue light is on the right hand side and I notice lately that the line is move across the bottom from one corner to the other corner. Please let me know what the answer is to this problem



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I had the same problem with my 4 yr old Sony KDF60WF655 rear projection set, and I was fortunate to buy a 4 year extended warranty - because it was the "Optic Block", ($1300. -not incl labor), that was replaced to fix the problem. That part contains all new LCDs, & multiple Lens & some electronics. I had already got a new bulb (under warranty) a few weeks earlier, that I had not yet installed so the service guy did replace that as well. (This happened 3 weeks before my warranty ended).

He told me that he replaces hundreds of Sony Optic Blocks every year and that many Sony Rear Projection sets have automatic FACTORY extended warranties (up to 10 years), because of some known problems with the blue LCD panels. You might want to contact a SONY office & see if your set is covered.

ALSO - The tech checked my Service Codes & showed me the TV had been running for 10051 hours in about 4 years - on the Original bulb! He was quite surprised because he said the bulbs usually last about 5000 - 7000 hours. He also said it's good to replace them BEFORE they go bad, because they can sometimes burn out the amplifier that powers the bulb, (which is a seperate piece that attaches to the outside of the Optic Block). My TV is like new now.

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