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post #4261 of 4269 Old 08-26-2014, 01:09 PM
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I may have misrepresented what I received from Sony. Upon receipt of the recertified TV, the warranty would be extended to two years from the date I purchased the original TV. I purchased my original back in August 2013. My first replacement was received in February 2014 with the warranty good until July/August 2015.

You may not necessarily find a written statement stating two year warranties for recerts. However, this is apparently a policy they have in place for replacement TVs.

Yes, perhaps I should have pushed for the 850B but I wasn't sure whether I'd get a recert or brand new. I reckon the 850B would have been a recert. At this point, I'd rather have a brand new than a recert.

We'll see how it goes once I receive the 630.
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here in mexico not only did they want to change out the panel on my bad 550 that i only had for seven months with a refurnished screen they would not offer me the opportunity to buy the extended warranty nor were they giving me an extension on my warranty

i agree that you should not take the recertification tv unless they give you some five years warranty or something.

that recert couldve been someones bad set that was facing the ocean salt air everyday or a store demo running 12 hours a day everyday for the last nine months
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In such cases as a refurb being supplied, is the original warranty null and void? It must be so if the warranty is from a 3rd party, no?

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Try calling? I'm sorry to hear of your trouble and that so many people are having trouble with Sony. Sony used to be the brand that I always knew you'd pay a little more for but could do so knowing that the extra money meant less worry. Apparently, they're more of a bargain basement TV brand now.

I was browsing through this thread tgm1024 and I saw your post and I hate to admit it but when it comes to TV's you have a point. I believe Sony's last excellent tv was the KDL55W900A which I own. I cant say anything about their 4K TV's because I have no experience with them but as far as their regular 1080p TV's they aint very good especially this years models. The design of their 2014 models is atrocious in my opinion and they have started to use LG panels which are known for poor black levels and Contrast. Oh the viewing angles are supposedly better but you lose good black levels and contrast not to mention people complaining of clouding and flashlighting. I was told Sony is putting all their eggs in one basket with 4K which is why their 1080p models may be suffering quality wise. Its sad to see Sony in such a sad state when it comes to TV's. They sold off their Viao Laptop manufacturing business and I'm afraid if they keep this up their tv divison will soon follow.
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So is there a TV Mfr that makes or exceeds the grade?

I have been around the forums for a while and I have seen these types of comments from all TV Manufacturers. And while someone may reply with "I have never had any issues with Brand X", the reality is there is currently no "premium" brand that rises above all the others. The Japanese TV makers used to be the top tier (still are to some), then came the Koreans (LG, Samsung), and now the Chinese are putting more downward pressure on pricing/costs. It's a race to the bottom and service is the first to take a quality hit followed by technical and manufacturing issues. Welcome to 2014 in the TV Industry.

So who will come after the Chinese?

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Unfortunately, after plasma the technology has taken a nose dive. One would think that with the digital/LED revolution, our viewing pleasure would become stimulated.... not so with the current compressed, pixelated, banded, flashlighted, garbage that is being pumped out out the TV market. SAD, SAD, SAD, and quite unacceptable. Will 4k be any different???????
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Unfortunately, after plasma the technology has taken a nose dive. One would think that with the digital/LED revolution, our viewing pleasure would become stimulated.... not so with the current compressed, pixelated, banded, flashlighted, garbage that is being pumped out out the TV market. SAD, SAD, SAD, and quite unacceptable. Will 4k be any different???????
I see my current R550A as an "interim" set that gives me the screen size I want now, while I wait for 70"+ 4k OLED sets to come to market and the prices to drop. Up until a few months ago, that dream seemed a great many years away. But all the recent news with LG's OLED rollout and pricing strategy has given me a little more hope for the future. It won't happen next year, and unlikely the year after that (of course, you never know), but I think it's quite possible that by 2017, we could be seeing prices for products similar to LG's 77" OLED in the ~$4k range.

Even with edge-lit sets, only the absolutely worse batch of the crappiest models will be as bad as the one you described above i.e. where every single image artifact is visible (some of those elements aren't even related to the display, but the source). As for my specific TV, my biggest complaints would be the motion handling (given certain video content), screen uniformity, and black levels. They aren't atrocious, but there's definitely a lot of room for improvement.
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Quite true on your comments, especially about the source material. I'm really seeing how bad my Dish signal is with the Vizio M652i I purchased!!
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Quite true on your comments, especially about the source material. I'm really seeing how bad my Dish signal is with the Vizio M652i I purchased!!
Yea? Try watching a Comcast HD signal. They are no better. Garbage in and garbage out. Some channels are good and some are bad.
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