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Issue with the screen on my sony wega hd projection tv

I noticed that there was a blotchy jagged mark or something in the bottom right hand corner of my television screen. from up close it looks like scratches on the other side of the screen. i don't remember if there was anything that i might have done. i don't know. i was wondering if there was just something that goes wrong with this type of television screen and what i could do to get it fixed. basicly, if this information has been in anyway helpful for you to figure this out, i was just wondering what may have caused it so that i could determine whether or not to return it.

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  • fishfear Feb 02, 2009

    Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55WF655 Optical Block Problem. I've got what is called roadmapping (Road Mapping). It looks like a blotchy jagged mark or close up it looks like scratches on the other side of the screen. What was crazy is that at first it was huge and every day for a few weeks it got smaller and smaller but stopped shrinking about eight months ago and now it's about the size of a volley ball in the lower left side as you face the TV.





    Sony thought it was the "blue dot" optical block issue but the local tech guy said nope it's the "road mapping" optical block issue. It's roughly a $1000 fix and in my book NOTE WORTH IT.



    This is what happens when you buy the latest tech before it's really been out there for a while. Don't get me wrong I love this TV but Sony has dropped the ball on this one which is rough to swallow. I think it's a safe bet that Sony knew about the initial optical block issues but they continued to sell the product and only with lots of pressure from consumers talking to eachother on the Interent have they made some no cost repairs.



    If you happen to figure out how to fix this let me know please!

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Does it look like a red ,green or blue roadmap?

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