November 21st, 2008, 07:10 AM #1
If anyone owns a 04-05 Sony Grand Wega...READ THIS!!!
If you own any of these models:
KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620
and are experiencing the "Blue Blob", you have until December 31, 2008 to have it fixed on Sony's dime OR they will replace the set with a newer set.
To file a claim, follow the directions here:
Sony eSupport - KDF-55WF655 - News & Alerts
Last night I googled "blue color Sony KDF-60XS955" and was surprised to find out Sony had recalled the series of TV's because of the blue blob. Im just lucky as ***** that I was board last night...because the Sony EW runs out in just over a month.
The replacement of the "Optic Block" is over a grand and you just get another that will fail in 3 years.
Im going to trade up. Im just waiting for Sony to call me back...
November 28th, 2008, 10:50 AM #2
I think I have the 42" version of this, but I've never had the blue blob issue (that I know of...). Also, reading the claim form, it says the customer must have had it replaced prior to August 2007... so if it happened since then, aren't the customers screwed?
November 28th, 2008, 12:26 PM #3
That date is actually for those folks that have paid out of pocket to get it an estimate or repair, stating Sony will reimburse those people.
Originally Posted by chaingunsofdoom
Originally Posted by Sony
December 5th, 2008, 12:47 PM #4
Unfiltered is exactly correct about being reimbursed for expenses prior to Aug 07.
About the blue blob, it comes on like gangbusters. One day it wont have it, next day "bam" and it does not go away unless the OB is replaced.
I went ahead and took the KDL52W4100 52" 120mhz LCD replacement for $840 something. Its smaller than the 60" I currently own but its newer technology and a $2,500 tv for under a grand.
I would seriously tell them you have the blob even if you don't. Take advantage of the situation because after December 1st, you will be screwed...
December 7th, 2008, 06:25 AM #5
I have a later model, the KDS50A2000. I swear I saw a blue tint on the screen about 8-10 months ago for a day or two and it freaked me out but I haven't seen it since. Not sure if I was imagining it.
December 7th, 2008, 10:15 AM #6
Quit watching the Smurfs
Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti
Originally Posted by ketel&tonic
Originally Posted by ketel&tonic
You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!
December 7th, 2008, 06:01 PM #7
Damnit, I've been made.
Originally Posted by Blueline
February 23rd, 2009, 03:49 PM #8
Necro bump - I need this up here for my own reference. On Saturday night, I was stricken with the blue blob, and Sony is working with me on a solution.
March 5th, 2009, 01:32 PM #9
What did they end up doing for you Dgry?
Originally Posted by dgrycan
Ive had my KDL52W4100 for about 6 weeks now and love it. It took about a month for me to get use to the smaller 52" but WOW, what it lacks in size it makes up for with clarity.
I keep the 120mhz off during day to day viewing but turn it on for sports. It really helps with hockey, golf and football.
The 120mhz hooks unnatural to me especially watching shows that use the shifty camera effect...ie. 24, Law and Order.
Nice TV either way. Frees up a lot of space also.
March 5th, 2009, 02:11 PM #10
I bought the 46" Z4100 over the summer and LOVE it! I keep the 120hz motion flow off all the time. But now that you mention it's good for sports, I'll try it. It makes everything TOO clear, almost like I'm watching a bad mexican soap opera.
Originally Posted by nocturn