My set developed what is commonly known as the Blue Line of Death. It is a vertical line from top of screen to the bottom,approx 4" in from right side of the screen. I contacted Sony(joke), who indicated I could pay to have the set repaired and kindly gave me service numbers to call,or they would graciously give me a 15% discount on a new Sony TV.
My reply to Sony and for anyone considering a Sony,"I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SONY PRODUCT". This is a known issue with Sony LCD TV's(do a search if you doubt it is known). This is my second defective Sony TV,this unit replaced my SonyXBR rear projection TV, which also had a known defect(Green Blob defect).
I can see why Sony has not only lost market share, more importantly their reputation as the gold standard. I will NEVER EVER purchase another Sony TV or product again. If Sony reads these threads, I can see why your company is having financial issues and you are spinning off your TV Div.
WORD TO THE WISE..buy Sony beware!