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My Sony KDL 46XBR4 when first turned on has vertical lines, or sometimes very dark picture for about half an hour, then the picture clears up fine, as long as I keep the tv on. Now, it is dark, almost "tie dye" looking all the time. Is it true Sony has extended its warrenty till 2012 for such a problem? Is it worth fixing, or should I just get a new set? Thanks.

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That is correct. Sony has extended their warranty on panels for this model until Oct. 31st 2012. Just give Sony a call or simply take your set to an authorized service center and you will get your set fixed for free.

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I know this is an old thread but my Sony KDL 46XBR4 started to experience these problems a month after the extended warranty expired. Several phone calls with Sony about this were fruitless. They offered to give me a "discount" to fix this: I pay $570 and they'll give me a refurbished identical model. Why would I do this vs. get a brand new TV?

This TV was $2800 when i bought it in 2007. It failed at the 5 year mark and Sony will not stand behind the product. I will never buy from them again - it's clear that their superior "brand" is not worth paying for.

If anyone had a diff experience with Sony on this TV/issue please let me know. Sorry to anyone who bought this TV.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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