Had the above Rear Projection HD LCD TV for last 2 years and its been fabulous. Its developed an awful yellow tinge to everything and after googling, suspected the optical block has started to die - as with thousands of the USA sets and Sony is currently fending off several lawsuits in the states around the technology - hence they don't make em anymore either.
Service company confirmed it was indeed the optical block that was shot.
Its under a 5 year warranty and the insurer option is to repair or replace with the "closest available model".
Given the service company indicated getting the part from the states was near impossible and also cost approx $4500 I am guessing the insurer (through the policy) will wish to replace. Might be wrong..However..
Its upto a maximum of approx $7600 - (original price I paid) but by my guessing they will want to offer as little as possible in terms of a cost to their business so not sure if they will offer close to that. Time for a fight no doubt.
Can anyone reccomend the equivalent or closest set to the 70" that falls under or around the above price. I will be gutted as undoubtedly need to downsize to a small screen but dont think I have to stick to sony. Its the main family tv and we watch SKY HD - Sports and normal viewing, DVD's, Bluray and PS3 gaming on it.
The original set had around a 2ms response time on the panels so was fast. Do you think a plasma is the better option given a lot of lcd's appear to be around the 6 to 8ms speed?
Thoughts and opinions very much appreciated.