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Sony KDF-70XBR950 Im getting a blue image on the bottom center of the screen. I cant see it when watching widescreen movies with the black bars. but full screen movies and broadcast programs its there.

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  • Biotox Apr 22, 2008

    I replaced the bulb in my Grand Wega and now I have a blue shadow on the left side of the screen which is on all video displays. It was fine and then the bulb went out. I replaced the bulb and now I have the shadow. Is the bulb in wrong or is there another problem?

  • tritonblue Nov 26, 2008

    same problem, 70" grand wega. i replaced the bulb and shortly after a blue fog appeared on the bottom of the screen. any solutions? triton.6691@yahoo.com thanks.

  • innercircus Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same issue with my 70 inch sony wega, I also just had my bulb replaced within the past month or so. and just my luck my 4 year extended warranty ended just before the wierdness started!

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techman
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SOURCE: blue shadow

You have a bad light engine or in Sony TV sets, it is called an Optic Unit Block Assembly. This is a very expensive part and should not be attempted to be replaced by a novice. Call an authorized Sony repair place to have this repaired. Good Luck

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

tvtek
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SOURCE: no full widescreen on HD broadcasts

Do you know what the aspect and resolutiuon settings of the cable box are? What brand of cable box is it?

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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SOURCE: The blue line appeared at the lower border of the letterbox

easy fix. adjust the vertical position of the image using the on-screen menu.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony Grand WEGA KDF-70XBR950 70 in

You need a new projection lamp.......(XL-2100 replacement DLP lamp)..... go to this web site to get the lamp you need for your TV model KDF-70XBR950 70inch----
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11040980
------ This web site shows you how to install it yourself. ---- 
http://guides.fixyourdlp.com/sony/XL-2100U.php    --------- I strongly suggest that you get a SONY manufactured replacement lamp NOT a cheaper lamp from another manufacturer... it costs about $200.

Adelaide B.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: my Sony kdf-e55a20 Grand Wega 55inch TV that I

Unfortunately the Optical Engine will need to be replaced to fix the problem. It is a very costly repair. Most of these Optical Blocks run around 800.00 for the part it self and labor will vary between 180.00 and 270.00.
You could try to call Sony at 1800-222-SONY
and see if they could help out with the cost.
I hope this helps,
Skyassoc

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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