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Sony Grand Wega KDF-E050A10

I have an approx 16 month old Sony Grand Wega KDF-E50A10.  We are seeing a horizontal ban of blue vertical stripes, approx 6 inches tall, along the bottom third of the screen.  They are evenly spaced, and look like this "IIIIIIIII".  They are there with and without cable and with a dvd in.  I have tried turning the tv off, no change.  Help!

The TV is a Sony Grand Wega KDF-E50A10 Lines are on screen with no connected input.

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  • Spudster38 Feb 01, 2008

    Thanks for the feedback. I am going to take it to the shop next week. I have stayed away from Sony tube TV for years. Their pictures were always great at first but would never last the test of time compared to Zenith or JVC. I thought their projection TV's would be better. I am not an unreasonable person but this is a $1500-$2000 TV that should last much longer than 2 years.

    This will definately change my mind about future HD tv purchases.

  • Spudster38 Feb 09, 2008

    Just got the TV back from the shop. It was the A1167541A B-Block assembly. I am about $600 lighter and very upset with Sony for not standing behind their products. I called customer care and talked to several people. I asked them to cover all or at least part of the 345.36 malfunctioning part that only lasted 2 years. There answer was NO. Today, Sony lost a customer that has purchased several of their products. No more, no kidding. I would suggest not purchasing this or any other projection TV from Sony. The clearly do not stand behind their product.

  • MadAtSony Feb 14, 2008

    Have the same problem. Just got off the phone with Sony. They were only willing to pay $357.85 of an $826.35 bill to replace the B Block. I am really considering filing a class action lawsuit against Sony regarding this. They know about this defect along with the problems with the optical block yet are not willing to stand behind their product.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    Where did you find the part for $300 bucks? I'm interested so I can fix this tv. I'm very upset with Sony. I will never purchase a Sony again.

  • fred2222 May 14, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Talked with Sony today and said my problem was unusual and never heard of it before. Thay offered no help at all. My set is allmost 3 years old. Im thinking maybe throwing it in the trash ? Ideas ? Thanks Daryl

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    screen cracked, found replacement

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    using a DVI-HDMI cable from pc, either the TV gets part of the desktop cropped or has a border of unused TV space. what is proper solution to get the FULL resolution of a sony KDF 42E2000?



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Authorized sony repair center told me the problem was the Q Box. Ever heard of this? Part runs about 300 bucks. TV is out of warrenty as it is 2 years old. Do you think it is worth it to fight sony and get them to replace the part or just fix the TV?

Part Number is A1167541A, service rep called it a Q Box in the diag, however the web says its the b block assmy.

read this if you think it's the same problem

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Jkae it sounds like your hdmi tuner, I had the same problem on mine and thats what it was most likely your's went out like mine.

Hope this helps good luck

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