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WEGA KF50WE610 50 no red color

We were told its a optics problem that would cost abt $1000 to fix. Is that possible?

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    WEGA KF50WE610 no red color problem; no color red but things that are supossed to be red look dark purple - looks like I have the same problem than hundreds of other people with the same Sony model.

    No more purchasing of Sony products!



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Hello ml707,

This could be a problem with the red video driver circuitry or the signal processor. The $1000.00 price range is rather steep, I say this because you can buy one of these sets for $1400.00 used from:

It is possible (the $1000.00 repair price) depending on if the lens is at fault along with other factors, Take into mind this is an LCD projection TV and the lens in this case is to focus the picture from the LCD screen onto the projection screen

I hope this helps,

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

  • Henry McKelvey
    Henry McKelvey Nov 15, 2007

    By the way. There is a possibility that this unit is a RGB LCD projector whereas the white light beam is filtered into three wavelengths (Red, Green, Blue) and then sent through three different LCD screens which are set to allow for RED GREEN and BLUE (via filters). This is configuration is also used and this would account for a higher cost for repair. So in answer to your question $1000.00 is withing the realm of possibility, however I would suggest that you take the set to other shops to see if you can get a better estimate.



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