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post #12991 of 13301 Old 03-15-2019, 09:24 AM
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I did the complete FACTORY RESET but the vertical red line is still there. So, next step is to call Sony to see if they will "have mercy on me" by replacing this with something else even though I'm beyond the warranty period. I highly doubt that this will happen so my next step would be to purchase the LG OLED 77" display which is now on sale at a very decent price (all things considered). This, in my mind, is the best Home Theater display for one in a completely dark room. I also might consider Sony's OLED but they are priced much higher because of the advanced built-in speaker system, which I don't need.

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Sorry to hear yours failed!
That 77” LG is an absolute stunner though.
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Sorry to hear yours failed!
That 77” LG is an absolute stunner though.
Yes, the LG is definitely a stunning display! That was the one I wanted in 2016 when I bought my 940D but as I said in a previous post there was no way I was going to shell out close to 20K for a tv. Today it is "reasonably priced" (though I wish it was even lower).

What is hard to swallow is having a high end display (the 940D was the Flagship TV in its day!) fail in less than three years. The lesson for me in this is: I need to buy an extended warranty on any display I buy!
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I called Sony and as expected they said they could not repair or replace my display with it being out of warranty. They gave me the number to the nearest Authorized Sony Repair Center and I was fortunate enough to talk to a Rep that really knew his stuff. In short, he said the panel is shot and would take more money than the tv is worth to replace it. I asked him what the life expectancy of today's flat panels are (for all brands/models) and he said, "6 to 9 years." He concluded his remarks by saying, "They don't make tvs like they used to," and added, "because consumers want 'thin' displays the components that go into them are not meant to last 10 years or more."

I then asked him what company he recommends for any technology and he said emphatically, "Sony is the best, for they have invested more money, time and research into 4K technology than any other brand." He was forced to say, "Sad to say, but your experience is the exception to the rule, for it should have lasted MUCH LONGER than under three years."
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I’m sure this has already been asked (and answered) but recently my 940D won’t switch to HDR mode. Is there a way to force it into HDR mode?
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I'm leaving for a Best Buy (60 miles from here) to order the LG OLED. I have been a fan of Sony for years and have NEVER purchased an LG, but as you may know the LG OLED has been the #1 selling OLED for years and their reputation for outstanding PQ is well-known. Again, I would go with the Sony OLED but I don't need the advanced speaker system (nor the added 2K price for it)!
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I got back from Best Buy an hour ago and my LG OLED will be delivered Thursday morning. I was pleasantly surprised when they lowered the price of the OLED another $300 and the 5-year warranty was on sale with a price drop of $250. That, along with free delivery/set up, made me a happy camper!

I simply can't wait to start watching movies and other material on a display with perfect blacks, excellent HDR performance and Dolby Vision! The only regret I might have is only increasing my "screen real estate" by 2" but I suspect sitting back 8' from a 77" display will still give me the immersive experience I've been enjoying for nearly three years.

They will be hauling my 940D away and then sending it to a recycling plant somewhere. Not sure exactly what is done to it then, but as stated in an earlier post I was told a new panel and the long hours of labor to replace it wasn't worth it. I will miss this thread, though I may visit it occasionally to see how all of you are doing!

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I got back from Best Buy an hour ago and my LG OLED will be delivered Thursday morning. I was pleasantly surprised when they lowered the price of the OLED another $300 and the 5-year warranty was on sale with a price drop of $250. That, along with free delivery/set up, made me a happy camper!

I simply can't wait to start watching movies and other material on a display with perfect blacks, excellent HDR performance and Dolby Vision! The only regret I might have is only increasing my "screen real estate" by 2" but I suspect sitting back 8' from a 77" display will still give me the immersive experience I've been enjoying for nearly three years.

They will be hauling my 940D away and then sending it to a recycling plant somewhere. Not sure exactly what is done to it then, but as stated in an earlier post I was told a new panel and the long hours of labor to replace it wasn't worth it. I will miss this thread, though I may visit it occasionally to see how all of you are doing!
Congrats on your new purchase. Let us know how the OLED compares to the 940D. The drop in price for the LG 77” OLED is pretty tempting, even for one not looking for a new TV, like me.
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Will do bslep!

I was hoping my 940D would last me at least another year or two but the more I think about it, with the price drop on the LG OLED 77" I'm not that upset anymore!

I forgot to add that Best Buy also gave me a 2-year no interest finance plan through their Best Buy Credit Card.
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Hello all

while everything is torn up with window replacements, I realized I have to give up my mounting system: a wooden board across a large double window: it was ideal as long as I did not need access to the window
thinking of putting the new display (have not decided which) on an equipment stand that is 31" high and using a tabletop stand to raise it a bit more
in the meantime I put the bedroom 55 inch LG OLED on the stand and watched some NCAA games: the PQ of the OLED is excellent and I noticed the wide viewing angle advantage immediately...it does seem to be a good time to shop for a 77 inch display
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I put the bedroom 55 inch LG OLED on the stand and watched some NCAA games: the PQ of the OLED is excellent and I noticed the wide viewing angle advantage immediately...it does seem to be a good time to shop for a 77 inch display
I agree with you Mark! It is a good time to shop for a 77" display!!

As you know, I'm getting the LG OLED this week but if I had wanted the advanced speaker system that comes with the Sony I would have gone that route. Besides the speaker system you simply can't go wrong with Sony's processor; it does (perhaps) the best job of up-scaling 720p/1080i cable/satellite broadcasts.

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my plans have changed a bit:

since I have to put the display on a stand, 65 inch is the largest that will work: looks like it will be an LG C8
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They will be hauling my 940D away and then sending it to a recycling plant somewhere. Not sure exactly what is done to it then, but as stated in an earlier post I was told a new panel and the long hours of labor to replace it wasn't worth it. I will miss this thread, though I may visit it occasionally to see how all of you...
You dont know anyone who would want a great TV with a thin red line running down the screen? Tossing it to the recyclers feels like the equivalent of throwing your car away because it has a dent in the quarter panel.
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You dont know anyone who would want a great TV with a thin red line running down the screen? Tossing it to the recyclers feels like the equivalent of throwing your car away because it has a dent in the quarter panel.
Again, according to the Authorized Sony Repair Center the panel is DEFECTIVE and has to be replaced, which, according to them, would cost more that it's worth. But who knows, they have be able to repair it for much less and it will soon be on the market as a "Certified Refurbished" display.

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Again, according to the Authorized Sony Repair Center the panel is DEFECTIVE and has to be replaced, which, according to them, is worth more that its worth. But who knows, they have be able to repair it for much less and it will soon be on the market as a "Certified Refurbished" display.
If the panel is bad and everything else is good, you might be able to sell of the control boards on eBay or something to at least get something back money-wise.
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If the panel is bad and everything else is good, you might be able to sell of the control boards on eBay or something to at least get something back money-wise.
Would you be qualified to take apart a complex display panel, identify each control board, and effectively advertise them to the general public so they would understand exactly what they'd be paying for? And would they, in turn, be able to disassemble their display in order to replace their defective control board(s)? Regarding the first question posed, I do NOT feel qualified to do it.
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Would you be qualified to take apart a complex display panel, identify each control board, and effectively advertise them to the general public so they would understand exactly what they'd be paying for? And would they, in turn, be able to disassemble their display in order to replace their defective control board(s)? Regarding the first question posed, I do NOT feel qualified to do it.
Yes, I would.

These sets actually come apart QUITE easily and the various boards are inter-connected with ribbon cables and snap connectors. As far as identifying the piece to list/advertise, you find the board model number silkscreened directly on the board itself (along with a revision number if there is one). A high-quality photo will allow the buyer to perfectly understand what they're getting.

As far as pricing it, you look to see what is currently being listed for sale that's the same as what you have and that gives you a very good idea of what it's worth.

Before I bought my 940D, I had a 55" LG that crapped out (all HDMI ports stopped working). I took the set apart to remove the main control board, did a little "work" on it, put it all back together and had it working again. The problem that I ultimately ran into is that the reason the set broke down in the first place was based on long-term wear that could not be corrected by my short-term fix.

On the flip side, even if you don't feel like you're up to the disassembly, what do you have to lose? Current value is $0. You can't go lower than that.

Another alternative would be to simply list the set for parts, local pickup only, cheap price... And disclose that the panel has a line in it. You never know... Someone might want it for cheap.
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^^^^^^^^^^

I like your SECOND suggestion the best! I think I will list it on Craig's List today. Any idea on what I should list for a price? You said to look up what it's going for now, but are you referring to "Retail Value" online or "Used Value" via Ebay, Craig's list, etc.?

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Again, according to the Authorized Sony Repair Center the panel is DEFECTIVE and has to be replaced, which, according to them, would cost more that it's worth. But who knows, they have be able to repair it for much less and it will soon be on the market as a "Certified Refurbished" display.
I agree that the display is defective but what i was getting at is it could probably find a happy home somewhere until it completely kicks the bucket. A thin red line on a free or drastically reduced TV set would be a treasure for many ppl. One man's trash is another man's treasure they say. Its just a thought. You could ask your friends & family if anyone would want to come and take it. It think you'd be surprised at the number of people who would jump at the chance. They'd gladly come and pick it up and get it out of the way for you. Would make a great gaming display if the line isn't too wide.
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If the panel is bad and everything else is good, you might be able to sell of the control boards on eBay or something to at least get something back money-wise.
this is good advice: I recall years ago some early panels developed this issue: in some cases it was simply a ribbon cable connector to the panel that was loose
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I like your SECOND suggestion the best! I think I will list it on Craig's List today. Any idea on what I should list for a price? You said to look up what it's going for now, but are you referring to "Retail Value" online or "Used Value" via Ebay, Craig's list, etc.?
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this is good advice: I recall years ago some early panels developed this issue: in some cases it was simply a ribbon cable connector to the panel that was loose
As far as pricing it, you have to take into consideration that it is not 100% functional (defective panel). If you look up the going rate for that set or one just like it in your area, you'd have to take at least 20-30% off of that price (likely more). You could reach out to senior centers or similar to see if they might have a use, but I can't imagine they'd be willing to give you a lot for it. Another way to try and put a value on it would be to reach out to recyclers and see if it has value to THEM. That would give you the low end of the scale.

Given @markrubin 's comment about loose cables, you MIGHT want to consider removing the back panel and checking all of the various ribbon cables to be sure they're seated properly before you completely write it off. Chances are very low that you'll recover it in any way, but you never know.

The old LG that I had developed a green line partway down the left side when it was only a couple of years old. I left it like that for two more years before the main control board died. I had other quirks with it as well, and combined with various other issues I've had with LG stuff in general, I walked away from ALL of their products and went all Sony. I now own three of their sets and my parents bought an 800E as well. We're all pretty happy with what we have.
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I agree that the display is defective but what i was getting at is it could probably find a happy home somewhere until it completely kicks the bucket. A thin red line on a free or drastically reduced TV set would be a treasure for many ppl. One man's trash is another man's treasure they say. Its just a thought. You could ask your friends & family if anyone would want to come and take it. It think you'd be surprised at the number of people who would jump at the chance. They'd gladly come and pick it up and get it out of the way for you. Would make a great gaming display if the line isn't too wide.
If I had time this morning, I would take a picture of my display with the vertical red line. Here is a picture from another member (who had it on his Samsung display) which looks EXACTLY like mine:

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This line, in anything but all white scenes, looks just like that. I don't see how anyone could view this without being majorly distracted!

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The old LG that I had developed a green line partway down the left side when it was only a couple of years old. I left it like that for two more years before the main control board died. I had other quirks with it as well, and combined with various other issues I've had with LG stuff in general, I walked away from ALL of their products and went all Sony. I now own three of their sets and my parents bought an 800E as well. We're all pretty happy with what we have.
If you click on the link in my last post you'll see what my vertical red line looks like. I see it CONSTANTLY, unless an all-white scene comes up. Could you live with that "for two more years" like you did with your "green line partway down the left side?"

Regarding going with all Sony products, I would just say, "Beware!" I say this because I know a guy who developed an ugly vertical red line down his left side and ....I think you get my point! Dont' get me wrong, I love Sony products but they too can fail. As I stated in an earlier post, the lesson I learned from this is "Buy an extended warranty when purchasing a high end display." I have "peace of mind" now with the Best Buy 5-year extended warranty. They cover EVERYTHING from burn-in to dead pixels to....well, to EVERYTHING!

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this is good advice: I recall years ago some early panels developed this issue: in some cases it was simply a ribbon cable connector to the panel that was loose
I wonder....if "in some cases it was simply a ribbon cable connector to the panel that was loose," why didn't the Authorized Repair Center Rep take that possibility into consideration and offer me that option to have it checked out? The guy that I talked to was VERY SAVVY and I took his word for it that the panel was SHOT. There was nothing for him to gain in giving me that news, for he knew I was out of warranty and he could have made a few bucks by repairing it. Instead, he gave me his honest opinion.

One may be thinking, "But perhaps he has something against Sony products." It was the exact opposite, for he praised Sony and told me he and his employees have nothing but Sony displays in their homes. He simply told me that "your experience is the exception to the rule."

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Why the hostility?

I never meant to imply that you should "live with" the line in your display. My comment was that I chose to live with the issue that I had on my LG. That's it. No correlation, no implication, no suggestion.

As far as the repair center... Did he diagnose your TV directly? No. So, he has to go with general information provided to you by Sony that you relayed combined with statistics. Do displays fail? Yes. Do ribbon cables come loose? Also yes. The former is more common than the latter.

We're offering you thoughts, suggestions, and ideas. No one here is trying to say anything at all negative.
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Sorry if I came across as hostile; I never meant to. I was somewhat taken aback when you said that you lived with a green line for two years so I responded with what seems like a hostile post. Then you mentioned giving up on LG products and only going with Sony. I guess I could have taken that as a hostile post from you, or at the very least a not-so-friendly warning to me that I should beware of LG products. So, my answer to you, to beware of Sony products, was simply a warning to you that Sony products can fail too.

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Sorry if I came across as hostile; I never meant to. I was somewhat taken aback when you said that you lived with a green line for two years so I responded with what seems like a hostile post. Then you mentioned giving up on LG products and only going with Sony. I guess I could have taken that as a hostile post from you, or at the very least a not-so-friendly warning to me that I should beware of LG products. So, my answer to you, to beware of Sony products, was simply a warning to you that Sony products can fail too.
Suggesting that you try living with the line on the screen, knowing how you feel about black bar bleed, made me laugh.
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Sorry if I came across as hostile; I never meant to. I was somewhat taken aback when you said that you lived with a green line for two years so I responded with what seems like a hostile post. Then you mentioned giving up on LG products and only going with Sony. I guess I could have taken that as a hostile post from you, or at the very least a not-so-friendly warning to me that I should beware of LG products. So, my answer to you, to beware of Sony products, was simply a warning to you that Sony products can fail too.
Everything that's out there today sucks. It's all rushed to market with too many features jam-packed into one box for way too much money that is not engineered to last more than a few years. You're walking through a virtual minefield when you try and pick out specific items because one vendor might do really well with one type of product and not so well with another. I like to stick with common brands where I can (and where it makes sense - like a DVD Player and TV) so that the vendor loses their ability to push back on problems with "the other device" when something doesn't work right.

I want a TV. Period. Not a computer and display combined into one. Even if the TV DOES last for 10 years, every manufacturer will have given up supporting software updates for it after about three years or so. What good is that? Stop jamming all of the other junk that I truly don't need into that TV. Keep the price exactly the same, and I'll be quite happy for it to work fantastically for ten years. I don't want to be part of anyone's planned obsolescence model where they actually figure me into a refresh a few years out.

I had an opportunity to talk directly with a Samsung product manager once and I suggested to him that they should make the "computer" part of the TV a swappable board that could be upgraded every few years. Step up the horsepower of the brain and let it do more with a really high quality panel that would last. The buy-in for consumers might be about the same, but Samsung would get board upgrade revenue every couple of years from a consumer that they wouldn't otherwise be able to capture.

Obviously, that idea was not met with any interest because it's been five years since I discussed that with him.
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^^^^^^^

I hear you! As I said in a previous post, the Rep at the Authorized Sony Repair Center said that "they don't make things like they used to." Everything he said implied what you said...designs today aren't meant to last all that long nor are they designed to be repaired. Again, that's why I did something I though I would never do; I shelled out 1K for a 5 year extended warranty, a warranty that basically assures me I will get a REPLACEMENT if needed.

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^^^^^^^

I hear you! As I said in a previous post, the Rep at the Authorized Sony Repair Center said that "they don't make things like they used to." Everything he said implied what you said...designs today aren't meant to last all that long nor are they designed to be repaired. Again, that's why I did something I though I would never do; I shelled out 1K for a 5 year extended warranty, a warranty that basically assures me I will get a REPLACEMENT if needed.
FWIW... I bought the SquareTrade warranty from Costco for my 940D. Cost me under $100 and I'm good for four years. You don't have to buy the TV from Costco...
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