Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Marin County, CA
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I bought a 65831 in October 2006. I realized it had the "halo effect" (blooming) problem in May 2007. Magnolia replaced the light engine in June 2007.
The second light engine failed quickly. I reported the problem to Magnolia in early September 2007, and Magnolia replaced it in early October 2007.
The third light engine also failed quickly. I reported the problem in early January 2008, and it was replaced in late January.
The fourth light engine lasted until a few weeks ago, when I could no longer deny it was failing. Since this is the fourth failure, and I have Magnolia's extended warranty, they are taking the set back and giving me a store credit. I used the store credit today to order a new 60" Pioneer Elite Pro-151FD, which will be delivered next Saturday.
Given my previous experience with the infamous SXRD "green blob," I've had it with TVs that use light engines.
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