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post #61 of 81
I don't own a Sony, but I liked the picture. Was thinking of buying one.


Has anyone CHECKED a new unused bulb for green coloring?
post #62 of 81
I've had my set for about 6 months and I used to see it occasionally but now it's a more common problem at startup. Then in the past few days, I've noticed a longer streak (about 4 inches wide) running down the right side. It goes away after a few minutes but there is a little spot (circular about 5 inches) that remains a faint green for the duration of whatever programming I am looking at. Does anyone know what options Sony offers as a fix for this? I've got the extended warranty from Sony but it's still under the original man. warranty. I am worried that it could get worse.
post #63 of 81
Going on the theory of the tinting problems being temperature related, I decided to get the lamp unit as hot as possible by turning OFF the lamp power-saving feature to see how it would affect the picture (I'd been running the TV with power-save on). Was I surprised! After about 1-1/2 weeks, the color across the screen has been more uniform. The green stain in the middle of the screen and at the top and bottom edges is much lighter and disappears completely within 5 minutes of turning on the TV and I have a brighter picture much sooner after power-on. I do find a very minimal impact on contrast and black level performance, especially when viewing in a dark room with the lamp running at maximum power, but I'd rather have that than the tinting issues. I'd also gladly replace bulbs more frequently to maitain a decent picture.


Not sure how long it will stay this way, as the set looked this good when I first bought it. Time will tell I guess.

Just thought I'd share my experience, maybe someone else will find it useful.

Kevin
post #64 of 81
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Originally Posted by KevinAR View Post

Going on the theory of the tinting problems being temperature related, I decided to get the lamp unit as hot as possible by turning OFF the lamp power-saving feature to see how it would affect the picture (I'd been running the TV with power-save on). Was I surprised! After about 1-1/2 weeks, the color across the screen has been more uniform. The green stain in the middle of the screen and at the top and bottom edges is much lighter and disappears completely within 5 minutes of turning on the TV and I have a brighter picture much sooner after power-on. I do find a very minimal impact on contrast and black level performance, especially when viewing in a dark room with the lamp running at maximum power, but I'd rather have that than the tinting issues. I'd also gladly replace bulbs more frequently to maitain a decent picture.


Not sure how long it will stay this way, as the set looked this good when I first bought it. Time will tell I guess.

Just thought I'd share my experience, maybe someone else will find it useful.

Kevin

Thanks for that info. What is the build date of your set? Is it an XBR1?
post #65 of 81
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Originally Posted by audiomixer View Post

Thanks for that info. What is the build date of your set? Is it an XBR1?

It's an XBR2 and the build date is December 2006
post #66 of 81
I had to take my SXRD1 60' in to be fixed 2 times last year right after I bought it. The first time was major color distortion (pink sparklies) all over the image that popped up a few minutes after being on. The second was crazy yellow blobs all over the place in distinct (Same spots) every time you turned the TV on. Both took it out over a month each time. I do regret buying this tv. I could have bought a Sony front projector last month and decided not to give my money to Sony again for a TV (of which I have owned at least 5 new Sony TV's over the years). the TV seems to work fine now until my shock when I bought my PS3 that it didn't accept 1080p (and before the haters say anything, I bought this TV when it first came out and there was nothing out there saying it didn't "accept" a 1080p signal).

The last TV I bought was the old school Sony 53" standard big screen. Thing has lasted 10 years now but we have had to repair it 2 times. It still "arc" just about every 30 minutes when you watch it... that being a huge "snap" electrical sound that interrupts the screen and scares the hell out of you. I rarely turn that TV on any more (in my bedroom) but I did yesterday and it still arcs lol.
post #67 of 81
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Originally Posted by KevinAR View Post

Going on the theory of the tinting problems being temperature related, I decided to get the lamp unit as hot as possible by turning OFF the lamp power-saving feature to see how it would affect the picture (I'd been running the TV with power-save on). Was I surprised! After about 1-1/2 weeks, the color across the screen has been more uniform. The green stain in the middle of the screen and at the top and bottom edges is much lighter and disappears completely within 5 minutes of turning on the TV and I have a brighter picture much sooner after power-on. I do find a very minimal impact on contrast and black level performance, especially when viewing in a dark room with the lamp running at maximum power, but I'd rather have that than the tinting issues. I'd also gladly replace bulbs more frequently to maitain a decent picture.


Not sure how long it will stay this way, as the set looked this good when I first bought it. Time will tell I guess.

Just thought I'd share my experience, maybe someone else will find it useful.

Kevin

I've found that turning off the power saving future for the first few minutes (like 5 minutes) will often reduce the green for that particular viewing. Any updates?
post #68 of 81
So after making the last payment on my KDSR60XBR1, I now have the persistant green blob problem. I called the local Sony warrenty repair shop here and the tech I talked to told me that the old optical blocks (engine?) had a plastic lens which caused the color distortions. He said the new ones have a glass lens. Thats the first time I have heard the plastic versus glass lens theory.

Jack
post #69 of 81
Thread Starter 
Boy...with the colder weather coming around, I do get more green at start-up than during the warmer months. I wonder why?
post #70 of 81
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Originally Posted by audiomixer View Post

Boy...with the colder weather coming around, I do get more green at start-up than during the warmer months. I wonder why?


I had the same problems on my A-2000. It was a real mess when the house was kept at 65 degrees all day. Not only was it greenish in the center, but the blacks became much more purple and never would look right. SXRD is great when working right, but too finicky for my taste. I am sooo glad Sony refunded my money! My Panny plasma has none of these weird issues, and a slightly better overall PQ IMHO. I wonder how much longer Sony will even make SXRD given rapidly falling flat panel prices, and the weird color issues SXRD has suffered from?
post #71 of 81
Sounds like you and I have had had similar issues Alan. Thanks for listening to me complain via private message...

Sony is replacing my A2000 with a A3000. Should arrive next week. I'm hoping the new set is more reliable. Did you ever get a A3000 or was the 2020 the last straw?
post #72 of 81
I have a 60A2020 and have zero green at start-up - June 2007 build.

I'm loving this TV so far! I'm sure glad I didn't get the Sammy HLT, like I originally wanted.
post #73 of 81
No signs of green anything
60a2000 purchased 2/23/07
post #74 of 81
I have the 60a2020 purchased in June 2007 and have no problems.
post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by AMartin56 View Post

Sounds like you and I have had had similar issues Alan. Thanks for listening to me complain via private message...

Sony is replacing my A2000 with a A3000. Should arrive next week. I'm hoping the new set is more reliable. Did you ever get a A3000 or was the 2020 the last straw?

2020 was the last straw for me. Thankfully Sony took it away and gave me a full refund less tax and delivery. I bought a Panny 1080p plasma at Coscto and could not be happier with a set. No problems, and a great picture and it cost me 400 less than my Sony refund amount. I used the extra money to buy a Sony Blu-Ray player which so far has been excellent as well.
post #76 of 81
Nasty thing to have to concern oneself with having paid plenty for one of these. The picture is exquisite and no problems so far, but it sounds inevitable here . . .

Noel
post #77 of 81
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Originally Posted by ncp10 View Post

Nasty thing to have to concern oneself with having paid plenty for one of these. The picture is exquisite and no problems so far, but it sounds inevitable here . . .

Noel

based on the poll, it does NOT sound inevitable

majority of people have no issue and some have it at startup yet goes away.
(user manual claims that is normal)
post #78 of 81
I have an xbr-1 60" that I purchased in December of 2005, Manufactured in November of 2005. I had no problems with the display until the last week, when I noticed a green stain in the upper half of the screen, extending into the right side of the screen, that stayed there even after about 12 hours of viewing. I also noted some green horizontal bands about 2" wide on the bottom of the display. Only the left side of the screen appears completely unaffected. I contacted Sony, and they are sending a repairman to look at it next week.

The observance of this may have something to do with getting the calibration disc with my new Blu-ray player, and needing to turn the brightness up a few clicks, which makes sense since my bulb has over 3000 hours on it now.
post #79 of 81
Thread Starter 
My new OB has no green at start-up, FYI.
post #80 of 81
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Originally Posted by jwinder View Post

I have an xbr-1 60" that I purchased in December of 2005, Manufactured in November of 2005. I had no problems with the display until the last week, when I noticed a green stain in the upper half of the screen, extending into the right side of the screen, that stayed there even after about 12 hours of viewing. I also noted some green horizontal bands about 2" wide on the bottom of the display. Only the left side of the screen appears completely unaffected. I contacted Sony, and they are sending a repairman to look at it next week.

There was a class action suit against Sony for the "Green Blob" problem. Sony agreed to replace the plastic lens projection module with a glass lens projection lenses, but I don't know when the free replacement program ends. I hope you can get yours replaced for free, the replacement did fix my green blob problem.
post #81 of 81
I am up to date on the warranty situation, and Sony is sending the repairman here under the extended warranty on the optical block, which ends at the end of June.
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