Bottom aprox 1/6 th of screen has increasing permanent blue color (that is now spreading from the bottom edge up the mid-left side of the screen). Is this some sort of burn-in of a fairly constant image on frequented viewed channels such as the rolling breaking news along the bottom of CNN or a stock market ticker at the bottom of the screen? When we purchased our HD TV we didn't think LCD had this burn-in problem like the Plasma TV did. Is there any fairly inexpensive solution to this color problem? This HD was pretty expensive, but a repair tech is quoting $900 for some sort of "mirror" repair...Thanks for any advice or information offered.
I have the exact same problem with my 42" LCD HDTV. When I called Sony "customer support" they told me NOTHING. However, I began researching this issue and found out that Sony knows all about this problem. It's a part called the "Optical Block" and THEY are supposed to reimburse you for the repair! The claim form is on the Sony Website.
Here's the link:
Look inside the yellow box on the right and click on:
Additional service coverage information for your TV (scribble / line pattern on screen)
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this is a failure in your light engine this can cost $500 and up call sony customer service 1-239-768-7547 tell them that you heard it needs a new light engine and is very expensive, they may decide to do something to help. they will want model #, serial #, and date of purchase. if you don't know date of purchase, make a good guess.
Sony tech support (no charge) said it was definitely not the lamp.
Their suggestion- By unplugging the TV for a minute then turning back on, the blue color was substantially but not toally reduced.
Perhaps there is an electrical charge building up distoring the color by having the TV in the ready mode for too long and by unplugging, the charge dissipates?
No other phone solution recommended other than calling for repairs.
It's most likely the light engine. Sony has a service bulletin on these right now for one of the causes of this. Both causes result in the replacement of the light engine but they are only covering one type.