I am not the person who allegedly posts under multiple usernames on AVS forum, if that is what you mean. If you check out the web page I set up (link in my post above), I think I am pretty fair to both Sony and the people who bought the defective TVs. It is certainly not accurate to say that Sony has not had problems with their three-panel rear-projection TVs. In fact, Sony has acknowledged these problems in the form of at least three service coverage extensions that cover the optical blocks of various three-panel rear-projection TVs:
2003-2004 Grand WEGA models KF-42WE610, KF-50WE610, KF-60WE610, KDF-70XBR950, KDF-60XBR950, KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620 for "stationary scribble," "squiggly lines," "random lines," or "road-mapping" issue.
May 18, 2006 bulletin:
SXRD models KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 for the "green blob" and "yellow stain" issues.
March 24, 2007 bulletin:
2004 Grand WEGA models KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620 for the "blue dot," "blue star," "blue haze," or "blue blob."
June 23, 2007 bulletin:
It is pretty hard to argue that these problems do not exist when Sony has received enough reports that they have issued official coverage extensions. On the other hand, Sony should be given some credit for extending the warranties a year or so on these TVs with defective optical blocks, and I don't know what percentage are affected or how many of these TVs were sold. However, in all of these cases, the owners were, at first, saddled with approximately $1,200 repair bills on their approximately two-year old Sony rear-projection TVs, and some owners are still waiting for the extended coverage, so it is understandable that people might be concerned. For example, the 2003 Grand WEGA's also suffer from the blue haze problem, but the current coverage extension only applies to the 2004 models.
Have all of these optical block issues been worked out in the newer replacement optical blocks and newer year models? Sony is not really saying much about that, although I would be interested. I have a 2004 Grand WEGA with the blue haze problem that should soon have its optical block replaced under the coverage extension.
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