Originally Posted by jonmic
any other tips from anyone?
Define 'died'. Depending on the nature of the failure Sony may be willing to offer you a discounted replacement even if the set is out of warranty. I'd suggest going to the 'I have a Defective Sony TV' page on Facebook and speaking with one of the Sony reps there.
I should add that I assume the TV is rear projection since you say 'bulb' but then you also mention it being a LCD so I'm a bit confused. The above advice might work with a flat panel but most of the offers are for rear projection.
Home Theater: JVC RS 420, Yamaha RX-V673, NHT Super Ones/Zeroes w/Ten Sub,
Sony BDP-S5500, Darbee Darblet and Monoprice 130 inch 2.35:1 White Material Screen
Living room: Sony 60NX720, VIZIO SB4051-C0 Other: Samsung 51F8500
Displays calibrated with HCFR, i1DisplayPro, and Colormunki Photo.