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Do ALL Sony LED TV's Smell BAD out of the Box ?

Just bought a KDL 50R550A LED LCD flat screen TV. It had a chemical odor out of the box. It is of course worse when the Sony is turned on, and fills the room with a perceptible taint (and has now for days without apparent dimishment). The Sony runs VERY COOL (not even warm air felt at the vents), but the off gassing is there nonetheless.

Others have commented on the net, on these smells with various brands of TV's. Many have tried to dismiss these emissions as either belonging to a defective item (not normal), or as short lived (as disappearing after a few hours or at most a day or two of new product burn in). I dispute those suggestions. My parents had a Samsung that is still off-gassing with the same chemical smell that my new Sony is, after TWO years. And others have tried to 'burn off' the smell, over periods of weeks, and months, sometimes with a perceptible diminishment (but NEVER entirely), but OFTEN not. Understand that governments and industry do a POOR JOB of testing health-wise for the many new chemicals that industry creates each year (even single chemical testing, and never in combination as they appear in human blood).

I am interested in generating some discussion of this, and awareness of this with this thread. To say to U all, that things are probably NOT OK, and urge U consumers to give some thought to these things, and encourage U to fill discussion boards with your concerns. Sony and others care ONLY about sales and the bottom line. If U DO NOT EXPRESS Concern then your kids will continue to be a testing ground for new chemicals (and kids cancer rates are going UP, not DOWN).

We are taking our Sony back (I have NO confidence that the smell will be gone before our 30 day return period), and will try a Panasonic next (based on a recommendation from a lady that had the same trouble with a Samsung model).

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Link shows you may want to avoid today's electronics.

In reply to: Do ALL Sony LED TV's Smell BAD out of the Box ? seems to find you may want to avoid all gear today. We know with the removal of flux, Pb and more than the cleaners and such are going to smell different. If you feel these are toxic then campaign your government and vote with your wallet.
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I had a Sony 70 that had the optical block problem then was replaced with a Sony 60 that has a bright blue line going right down the middle of the TV. Sony will only give me a 20 percent discount which is what it costs at best buy. They replaced a defective with a defective and only give 1 year warranty on both. I realize that there are lots of scammers out there, but this is not the case. I spent lots of hours trying to get the defective TVs replaced because both cost more to fix than what a new one does, and all that is done is ''go buy a new one''. Sarah Kepler helped me the first time and she cares. But that is the old Sony. Sarah is now with a different department and they won't let me talk to her. They won't download a picture or take an TV repair shop invoice saying its beyond repair. I bought Sony TV's all my life but will NOT continue because of the new so called Sony listens department. They will not stand behind their quality any more. Would you go buy a TV after the last 2 have been defective? And no one cares......I spent 4500 on the first 70 inch defective TV .And settled for 60 inch that was defective. Sony used to CARE.......Sure miss good people like Sarah Kepler...

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