Update on the class action lawsuit against Sony on Q006, XBR2, A2000, A2020, and A3000 models
People have started receiving their Class Notices
, and I urge you to opt out or object to the settlement prior to the July 23rd deadline. I have extensively updated my Class Action Lawsuits
page, including links to important documents, as well as instructions and suggestions for opting out or objecting. This includes suggested topics for your statement of objection.
Objections from people who have experienced multiple optical block failures would be particularly valuable, as Sony has claimed that failures of replacement optical blocks are only "stories of a handful of consumers" and that they are rare "anomalies" that are "not representative".
The current optical block warranty extension for XBR2s expires at the end of this month. The proposed settlement extends the warranty for only two additional months
(through August). Alternatively, if Sony fails to make parts available within 14 days of when you report your problem, they will pay you $350
(60") or $400
(70") for the depreciated value of your TV, and then you can make arrangements to throw it away.
There is no evidence that Sony has done anything to fix the optical block problems in the individual SXRD models in the Class Action since their original production, and many people are now reporting failure of their replacement optical blocks on AVS Forum and elsewhere. In fact, Sony explicitly states in the Class Action Notice that they do not make any guarantees on the efficacy of the repairs beyond the stated extended warranty or 90 days (whichever is longer).
There is a Fairness Hearing scheduled for August 13th. The more objections (and potentially opt outs) the judge sees, the more likely he will send the parties back to the negotiating table.