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post #5461 of 5472 Old 07-16-2014, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for the reply Dan, but my lines are not vertical, they are horizontal. I also use the Cinema setting. I tried Custom anyway, and no change. See pictures a few posts up...5456.
Have you tried to do a power reset or factory reset of TV ? like describe here:
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answer...9,62766,62966/
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I have done power reset, but not a factory reset. I may give it a try. However, I had kind of gotten use to the idea that a new TV was in the near future.
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Who here still owns the legendary Sony XBR8?
I have a kdl46xbr8 I absolutly love it. It is now in my bedroom and I have a much more basic kdl55nx720 in my living room for the bigger size and 3d.
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That is correct the cost was mind boggling and it must have sold accordingly so unfortunatly we never get this again. The closest I think is the new 65 inch flagship xbr 4k this year for 8k
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Been watching this thread since it's birth.....sadly, my 55XBR8 is dying. Vertical lines started showing up a few weeks ago. I turned off the the DRC so it is the same FBU board that people are reporting.......so it's terminal. Picture looks ok but the TV is a shadow of it's younger self. Looking to replace with a 65XBR850B.

If I call Sony, would they offer the 15% off possibly? I'd like to not pay Texas sales tax or full price of $3250.
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Factory reset did not solve anything either. Everyone is talking of the vertical lines. No one has the horizontal lines like in my pictures above?
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Factory reset did not solve anything either. Everyone is talking of the vertical lines. No one has the horizontal lines like in my pictures above?
I had this precise problem. Read this thread and feared the worst. Tech came out and confirmed malfunctioning panel. Replaced, reluctantly, with a HX950.

I still find it incredible that a company like Sony can designate a product as its flasgship, charge exorbitant prices for it, and then have it fail after a few years.

Very discouraging.

Best of luck.
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I had this precise problem. Read this thread and feared the worst. Tech came out and confirmed malfunctioning panel. Replaced, reluctantly, with a HX950.

I still find it incredible that a company like Sony can designate a product as its flasgship, charge exorbitant prices for it, and then have it fail after a few years.

Very discouraging.

Best of luck.
Agreed, and although I got thousands of hours out of the set, over the 5 or 6 years, it is still disappointing. It's still watchable, but growing more annoying each day.

I don't plan on going flagship again, even though I didn't pay the initial price, it was still expensive. Were your horizontal lines more prominent than mine? What did you do with the set, just have them take it away when the new one came?
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It's been a little while since I had it replaced (year and a half or so), but your pics, particularly the motorcycle shots, are pretty much exactly what I remember.

Best Buy took it with them when they brought the new tv, though I am sure I could have kept it.
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I had this precise problem. Read this thread and feared the worst. Tech came out and confirmed malfunctioning panel. Replaced, reluctantly, with a HX950.

I still find it incredible that a company like Sony can designate a product as its flasgship, charge exorbitant prices for it, and then have it fail after a few years.

Very discouraging.
Just be thankful you weren't involved with the whole SXRD green blob fiasco:

http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/class-ac...-sxrd-problem/
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I have both the 55" and the 46" xbr8's. Both have the original firmware that came with the sets. Never bothered to update the firmware...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. No problems with either sets. Bought them in 2008.
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I have both the 55" and the 46" xbr8's. Both have the original firmware that came with the sets. Never bothered to update the firmware...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. No problems with either sets. Bought them in 2008.
No firmware update for me either...and still...no good on the 55XBR8.

Meanwhile, the 52XBR4 soldiers on with no issues.

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