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Auto-dimming defect I am considering purchase of a KDL-40V5100 LCD TV but want to be able to ensure that it has the fix for the auto-dimming problem incorporated. I do no want to purchase a produce which requires me to search out a patch. Can I select serial numbers which were shipped with the fix incorporated or should I stick to other manufacturers?

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I do not know of a reference to a list of pre-update serials, the fix has been in place for several months. I helped a colleauge with this problem, the update can be downloaded here:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=336&mdl=KDL40V5100

and placed on a USB drive, the tv will do most of the rest.

Sony will also mail it to you on a usb drive.

they advise to turn the Advanced Contrast Enhancer to low or off after the patch, but my colleauge was satisfied with the results of the patch and did not do this.

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Most of these issues would be firmware updates that the owner can do. In most cases Sony will send the update to you if needed.

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