Yes, the same happened here, and the CO told us that is a unusual problem.
What a shame!!!
Mobile TV, OLED, 3D?
Why go there when the big boys can't master 2D HDTV?
You don't need 3D glasses to see what is perfectly wrong here.
My 2 year old Sony KDL46v3000 HDTV was an investment in a name brand gone bad. The tecon board is shot. It's something I'm told that processes the digital signal to make beautiful pictures. The board can't be purchased separately from the panel, which is the actual screen.
So, the repair is over $1,500.00. I had nothing more than the manufacturer's one year warranty. I thought about the extended but didn't for one reason: It's a Sony- a reliable name brand, or so I thought. That's like going to Vegas with a can't lose bet and then suddenly losing the house.
The certified Sony tech who worked on the set says he's seen this tecon board problem a few times. Too bad for me. It was my first HDTV purchase
I'm now in the market for a new TV- probably LCD. The question is: stay with the name brand or go lower end? I mean, after all, what's the point of going with a higher price name brand (i.e., Sony) when televisions have now become disposable items?
I'm following up with Sony. A nice customer service tech logged my call and said somebody will contact me. I wonder what Sony will do to keep me as a customer? My guess is probably nothing. Too bad for them.
In the meantime, has anyone seen my rabbit ears?