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Sorry I don't have an answer for ya on the "problem", but if you happened to buy it on an American Express card the warranty should be extended a year past Sony's one year warranty.

We got our 70 inch over a year ago, but have had it on A LOT. Not kidding when I say it can be on 12 hours a day! Mostly I started leaving it on because of all the issues people seem to be having and I really wanted any issues that I may have to show up while it was still under warranty - be it Sony's or Amex's. So far so good with fingers crossed.

Anyhow, just thought to mention the Amex warranty thing because I have forgotten about that a time or two. I try to buy all my pricey electronics on it. Good luck.
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Yes this happens on all HDMI ports, with blu-ray, TV (antenna input) and component video-in input.

Thank you once again for all your help!
It still could be a mobo problem, but I'm just not sure. Please have a service guy check it out. It could be HUGE (corrupted panel and fried whatever and dump the TV) or small (replace a mini board with a capacitor on it). It'll require a service guy....I would start by calling Sony themselves.

Sorry I can't help better. :-/

If you believe you can win an argument by stating that scientists "often" get things wrong, all you're doing is selectively ignoring the overwhelming legion of things they have gotten right. Viewed as an aggregate, scientists very very rarely get things wrong.
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yeah its pretty crazy. here are some pictures and a short video of the issue from black ops 2.




It only does it while moving around which is crazy, the second movement slow down it stops. check out the vid.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%2002%20PM.mov
Resurrecting a point made here a long time ago, I also just encountered the phenomenon and wanted to expound upon it here. Up until now, I've not had any of the common "symptoms" that have been complained about here. If I have "clouding", it's extremely mild and doesn't bother me at all. If I have blobs, I've not been able to detect any - thus I've echoed the sentiments of a few here that my set is among the better ones. I see some "lavender lips", but not to the degree that it bothers me. Bottom line - there's more "right" with this 60" TV than there is "wrong" with it.

Now, to the blue ghosting effect. In playing with settings over the last couple of years, I think I noticed it once before, but couldn't nail it down. At this point though, I think I DO have some factors nailed down.

Most of the time that I've watched this set, it's been in the "Custom" picture mode. For some reason, I recently switched to "Standard" as I was messing about with "Live Color" and sharpness settings and left it there. The other day, I ordered and received THE TWILIGHT ZONE on Blu-ray and began watching an episode or two and that's when I noticed blue-ghosting as the camera panned left or right. As soon as the camera stopped, everything looked normal again. The blue effect stood out as the program is all black & white - so any coloring effect is easily spotted.

My heart began to sink. Has my TV started down the road to degradation? Am I going to be dealing with the dreaded Sony customer service that I've seen detailed here? Has the set been in service too long for anyone to do anything about it? Can I learn to live with this blue-ghosting?

As I played with settings to try to minimize it - turning color down didn't help at all - adjusting sharpness wasn't a factor - color temperature settings didn't matter, I DID stumble upon the fact that I'd left the set in "Standard" all this time. Setting it back to "Custom" seems to have alleviated the problem. I just watched a couple of those TWILIGHT ZONE episodes and saw no trace of the blue ghost.

So, if "BALDheadedGRL" is still around with this television, or if anyone else has come upon this phenomenon, perhaps an adjustment from Standard to Custom will do the trick.

One thing I've noticed is that "Custom" tends to have a sharper picture than "Standard" and I've had to back off the sharpness control a bit to compensate, but that's easy enough to do.

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So, if "BALDheadedGRL" is still around with this television, or if anyone else has come upon this phenomenon, perhaps an adjustment from Standard to Custom will do the trick.

One thing I've noticed is that "Custom" tends to have a sharper picture than "Standard" and I've had to back off the sharpness control a bit to compensate, but that's easy enough to do.

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Nope my solution was to get a samsung 65F8000, which was just replaced with a HU9000 after grounding issue.

I couldn't deal with the ghosting and I was well with in my return period at test buy.
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