you guys here at AVS can help me out, and are more intelligent than the idiot repairmen I've spent the last week talking to!!
So here's my issue in a nutshell (I'll try to be brief!):
I have a bad LCD panel. (so they say)
I own a Bravia 52". It's a KDL-52VL150. It has a dark image and ghosting (slow-motion) on the right side. After about 40 minutes of running, a power cycle will fix it. (E.G. it's warmed up)I have done my due diligence and read the snot out of the problem online.What I've done:
Eveything points to a TAB fault. Even youtube videos exist showing how to fix it.
I have done them. It does not fix it. All of my TABs seem to be perfectly fine and intact, and pressing them does nothing (I've pressed every one in every combination possible... including ALL at once).
So I thought T-CON. Well, every repairman said, "NOPE, it not the T-CON; that'll give you lines, not ghosting. It's the panel"
I've heard "It's the panel" so many times, I think I'm gonna go kick a neighbors cat.
Anyway. I've tried everything I could find to try, all with no luck. The question no one can answer...
SO, I noticed something as I was fiddling around with it, that got me thinking.... WTFetch?!
This is what it was:
When I first turn the TV on, the boot sequence looks FINE. What I mean by that, is that the Bravia logo displays FLAWLESSLY.
Normally when the TV is running, there is a HUGE dark haze right smack in the center of the TV; right where the Bravia logo was geographically located... but at start-up, that location, I.E the logo IS FINE!!!
There is also a split second of "dead" color/background just after the Logo disappears and just before the screen goes to the live signal (video inputs, menu.. etcetera) that is also completely fine. It's not until the TV is done booting that the image problem creeps up.
After boot, the menu is affected by the darkening, every input is affected by darkening and slow-mo, it's all
bad EXCEPT the logo and the split minute of dark-blue-almost-black blank space before the input/s comes live.
How is this possible? If the panel is bad.... then EVERYTHING displayed on it should also be bad... right????
How is the start-up sequence completely unaffected, but everything after that, all trippy?
The visual problems fit to a T, a bad panel. I just can't reckon in my mind how the panel can work for a brief moment (everytime) when it's turned on, but then be all bat-crap after.PLEASE, please someone shed some light on this.
Is it my main-board? The inputs are affected equally.... but so is the menu. Is the 'menu' on the main-boards memory? Isn't the logo as well... even though it's unaffected??
If the panel is bad, so be it! But I REALLY wanna know how this is possible? And if it's also possible it's NOT actually a bad panel!?
Thanks SO much you guys! If you can't answer this... I'm gonna go nuts.