Originally Posted by WaldorfSalad
I agree with everything you've said but I just didn't see how the word "phony" was correct as it essentially means untrue. It is definitely real but woefully inadequate and, as you've said yourself, outrageous. However, that seems to be par for the course for class action lawsuits. The real beneficiaries are usually the lawyers! Although I was one of the lucky ones in the early days to get a full buy-back of my XBR1 by Sony, I'm supportive of all SXRD owners because I also have a 55A2020 which although its still OK at 8000 hours (recently changed bulb) I know its just a matter of time before I'll be affected and my Sony warranty runs out in June.
read the opposition to the proposed settlement to the oklahoma class action.
the word "phony wasn't used, but the word "collusion" between sony and the plaintiff's attorney are certainly recited repeatedly.
whether its phone or collusive, we're splitting hairs.
bottom line sony is trying to throw $650k at plaintiffs attorney to get him to settle a class action for all sxrds except the xbr1s which will give you approximately 10% of what you paid after failing within 2-3 years, and who knows how many times it will fail again in the future.
oh and don't forget the added bonus of a whole 2 mos extension on the ob warranty. whoopi.
send those letters to the judge. splinke's done everything except write it for you.