Originally Posted by jb007
I'm afraid a lawsuit may be premature at this time. Since Sony extended the warranty until 6/30/10, the case is not "ripe."
We all certainly hope Sony will step up and relieve our fears at some point prior to summer 2010, but I don't know if a lawsuit is viable until someone's OB fails and Sony refuses repair without payment.
I'm not a lawyer, so I will leave the decision on this to the lawyers planning the class action. Since Sony is reading this thread, I don't think we should be giving them any straws to hold on to. As an Engineer, I would argue that since Sony has extended the warranty, they have admitted a technical fault. If the OB's have not been redesigned, any of us receiving a replacement OB are damaged because the sets will fail again after the expiration of the extended warranty and we will not have benefit of the expected life of these premium sets. Since Sony will not say that the OB's have been redesigned, I assume that they have not. This can be revealed in discovery during a lawsuit, or by technical examination of pre and post replacement OB's--anybody know a good technical expert to do this examination? The lawyers said they could buy pre and post replacement sets for technical examination.
If Sony wanted to take a preemptive route short of buyback, they could guarrantee the indefinite availability of OB replacements and an indefinite extention of the warranty on the OB. That would put us in a situation in which we suffer no harm.