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Sony KDF-60WF655 LCD TV

by crab51 / December 1, 2008 7:29 AM PST

I purchased this TV in 2005 and it has given me alot of pleasure. Recently though, I have been getting a blue hue in the lower right corner. At times, it will be larger than other times. My warranty recently ran out(of course!) and i was wondering if any of you have had this problem and what you did to fix this problem. thanks

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sony kdf-60wf655
by mspat1965 / December 11, 2008 6:41 AM PST

hey i just contacted sony regarding my tv and they are replacing it with a newer model (sony- bravia KDL-52w4100) i only have to pay $1093 for this TV. I opted not to let them repair the old TV and bought the new one on a special offer thru their Exchange Department. The offer is good for people who own the KDF-60WF655 and who are having these problems with the optical block. They will either fix it (one time only) or give you the option to purchase a newer model. Call 866-850-8673 for more info. This extended warranty expires at the end of the act fast in order to get your TV repaired free or get a new TV at Sony cost. I priced the KDL-52W4100 AT BEST BUY AND IT WAS ON SELL FOR $2500.

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Sony KDF-60wf655
by xenatic / December 14, 2008 9:31 AM PST
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did you have to pay a $215.00 shipping fee + tax ?

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by mspat1965 / December 15, 2008 2:02 PM PST
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Yes I did have to pay the shipping and tax for my state. The TV I want is on back order, it will not be shipped until after Jan 1st. They had the other one (v4100) but I wanted the (w4100) it has the 120 hz. Most reviews say it is where the new technologty is headed.

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repair or tv
by xenatic / December 18, 2008 3:52 AM PST
In reply to: Shipping+tax

I opted to get the repair done instead of the tv offer I shopped around and found the same tv for $1800 with tax and no shipping and I figure the price will probably still come down later on also found out that Sony made diffrent offers, I talked to someone who was offered $843.00 + tax no shipping for the KDL 52W4100. When I mentioned that to Sony the guy told me to either take my tv offer or get it repaired and that he can't do anything about the previous offer they made. This is probably my last Sony I'll ever buy.

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Repair Option
by mspat1965 / December 18, 2008 7:00 AM PST
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It may have to do with each person's particular circumstance, such as when the TV was bought and if you bought an extended warranty. I did not have the extended warranty, that may have made a differrance in the offer. I bought my TV in 2005. I did read on another Forum that Sony was making differrent offers, but someone mention that it was due to how long you owned the set and if you had the warranty. When people first began to complain about these televisions it looks like Sony was only offerring the repair them. So good luck with your choice just remember alot of folks began to have the same or other problems immediately after the repair or up to a year out. I'd rather have a new TV.

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repair option
by xenatic / December 18, 2008 11:19 AM PST
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On the offer it wasn't cuz of a particular circumstance or when you bought the tv. I asked both questions and he basically told me they just stopped making that offer after Nov. About possible problems after the repairs I just talked to the technician they assigned to me today and he said he hasen't had any call backs so far and the optical blocks that they get from Sony is actually an upgrade and not refurbished and even if it does go bad I'll just buy a new tv I shopped around at Costco they have other brands with the same size for almost the same prize as the offer

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Sony KDF-60WF655 LCD TV
by stulesser / September 10, 2012 12:45 PM PDT

I had the same problem. Fortunately for me it was during the initial warranty period. The blue hue is caused by a faulty Light Engine. Not sure what it does, but the technician that replaced it said that it was a $1000 part.

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Sony KDF-60WF655 LCD TV
by stulesser / September 10, 2012 12:51 PM PDT

I'm have a problem with my TV and was wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar problem. I'll be watching my TV and all of a sudden the screen goes black and the green power light starts to blink. A few seconds later the TV comes back on and the green power light goes to a solid green. This happens sporadically. No rhyme or reason. Any idea what may be causing this, and what is the fix? Can I do it myself or do I need a certified repair person?

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Bulb, power supply, or light engine
by Pepe7 / September 11, 2012 12:32 AM PDT

I would focus on those three as possibilities for repair. It very well might be time to get a new HDTV since it's out of warranty. The cost of the bulb will likely be at least $200 just to be able to test that theory out on your own.

Also ask at AVS forum so you get a better technical inclined answer/solution-

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Rarely see a TV repair person in these forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2012 12:32 AM PDT

And all don't do diagnosis. You might try AVSFORUM since they seem to chat about repairs. Be aware you need to share your skill level. Such as if you own and use solder irons, DVM, o-scopes or just hammers.

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About that bulb.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2012 12:50 AM PDT

That is an user serviceable item. Some folk report that letting the DLP cool down for a hour (unplug it!) then unplugging the bulb and plugging it back in did help along with cleaning the vents and moving it a few inches away from the wall.

And yes, an old bulb can create more heat than a new one. There are thousands of discussions about DLPs. I feel fortunate I didn't get one that took that bulb or DMD chip. The moment I read the life span on the bulb I walked away.

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