Not resolved
0 comments

info for better buys

a blog for consumers to be informed of both good and bad buys based on personal experiences and research.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sony LCD TVs are essentially Samsung or Sharp LCD TVs

Did you folks know that Sony LCD TVs are actually made with either Sharp or Samsung LCD panels. I found this out when my Sony KDL46V3000 LCD TV panel failed at 18 months and out of warranty. I checked to see if just replacing the TCON pcb at about $49, would fix the single vertical red line problem in the middle of my display. I noted the part number for both the TCON pcb and the LCD panel was a Samsung part number. It turns out they must be replaced together, and the LCD panel costs more than the TV is worth.

I paid a premium for the Sony brand name believing it to be more durable than Samsung or Sharp. Therefore it would seem that the smarter purchase for this Joe consumer would have been to buy the Samsung or Sharp and use the Sony premium difference to pay for the extended warranty. It turns out there is a pretty high failure rate in LCD panels, and they are not repairable.

http://www.shopjimmy.com/samsung-lj94-01837h-t-***-board.htm

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100528202127AA5hSbn

Posted by average joe consumer at 7:20 PM Email This BlogThis!

Sony KDL46V3000 has a design flaw?

I believe there is a design flaw with this TV. The manual controls for the TV are located on the top center preventing proper heat ventilation for the LCD panel and tcon pcb curcuit board directly under it. This is the likely cause of a heat related LCD failure.

Review about: Sony Tv.

Monetary Loss: $1800.

Had an Experience with Sony?

Write a review

Comments

Terms of Service
Post Comment
Cancel

You May Also Like

Sony Bravia Review from Benha, Al Qalyubiyah Sony "My sony BRAVIA ( KDL 46EX530 ) has picture like a graphic , it less than 2 years of use and I couldn't get any support me or some one..." Read more Ge Appliances - GE Front Load Washer Drum Support Spider Broken Ge Appliances "We have the expensive GE front load clothes washer WCVH6260 series purchased in November of 2006. It has been annoying from a very young age, smelling like mold and..." Read more Sony - ASKING TO PAY MORE THAN AGREED REPAIRING ESTIMATE Sony "SONY INDIAREFER MY COMPLAINT NO. 12683724. VERY SORRY THAT TILL DATE NO HEARD FROM YOUR SIDE A WORLD RENOWNED COMPANY.WILL YOU TAKE UP THE MATTER WITH YOUR SERVICE CENTER..." Read more Sony lcd tv, recalled but Sony wants to charge. Sony "i bought a sony lcd in 2007 end for 5000usd. it started to develop some problems, and searched internet and found so many similar complaints. actually sony posted a..." Read more Mor Furniture For Less - Worst experience spokane Mor Furniture For Less "Delivery never happened kept rescheduling then had thier repo guy bring the furniture which was broken then had to cancel order and said they didnt have the cash and would..." Read more Cheetos Cheetos "What happened!! These were my favorite at one time and now they are nasty!! It tastes like the oil they use now has a distinct taste that overcomes the whole..." Read more Bars Leaks - You destroyed my car Bars Leaks "Im a mechanic by trade. Boss recommended i try this over blue devil. My 2005 honda civic ex (beautiful car)(my first nice vehicle ive ever owned) had a very minor..." Read more Amazon Web Services - AWS is Terrible!!!! Amazon Web Services "waited 9 full business days with my account being suspended without a proper response from the customer service.!! i uploaded my CC details in the system and faxed it along..." Read more