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I've got a 65" Sony (KP-65WS500) with a broken screen. I looked into buying a new screen, but after shipping and installation it's into the $1000.00 range for a TV that's barely worth that.


My question is; does anyone know anything about replacing it with a screen from a different model? I've found a KP-65WV600 (the same TV, just a year or so later) that I can use for parts, anyone know if the screens are compatible, or a resource for finding out?


Thanks in advance,


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oh oh.... sounds like a "Wii incident"... :-(


in the distant past, I got some useful information from my "local TV / electronics repair center". Basically, that's what they do for "poorer customers"... basically cannibalize non functioning sets for parts... especially screens as you found out it is prohibitive. Most sets have a removal bezel / frame that holds the screen. Depending on your screen makeup, it probably has two screens in a "sandwich"... one in some form of lenticular screen to help with light dispersion (angle view / hot spotting) and another for protection. You might want to take yours off to get a better idea of its make up.... especially since it is already broken... you probably can't break it any more. Since your "salvage model" is close, it is quite possible that you will be lucky to either replace the whole screen or maybe just a "component layer". From what I can quickly gather from pictures, you will likely end up with a better TV cause of the "improvements" in the newer TV screen (coatings and such).


Depending on the price for the "salvage", you might just take the "gambit" and go for it.
 

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Years back, with Googling that included groups.Google, I came across sources that stockpiled and sold screens from scrapped sets. Didn't AVS post specifics but went into a little more detail. Worth lots of research IMO if ~$1k is being quoted. -- John
 

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...does anyone know anything about replacing it with a screen from a different model? I've found a KP-65WV600 (the same TV, just a year or so later) that I can use for parts, anyone know if the screens are compatible, or a resource for finding out?

I can tell you the sony part numbers, listed in the service manuals for those sets, are completely different. I don't know how different they are in real life. There are three screens, which one(s) need replacing?
 

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Check with a local rent-to-own. Their sets live places where "accidents" happen. Generic fresnel/lenticular 2-layer screens may be available for well under $100.


Don't worry, all these screens seem to be identical in quality, so don't let Sony hold you up.


If you need to do any cutting, (unlikely on a 65") be sure to trim evenly from the out side in. The fresnel must remain centered.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.


I have an email into sony and a call into a local repair guy, so hopefully I can get some info tomorrow (mon.)


Yes, it was a Wii-tastrophy, but we have been wanting to upgrade to a a projector set-up for a while and this was just the "help" we needed. I want to give the broken set to a friend and we found a free "parts" set on craigslist. I think I'll just go for it.


My main concern is if I run across a different number of screens. The broken set has three and I have no idea what the parts set has. Either way, I think we'll try. I guess the worst case scenario is we have to toss out two tv's instead of one.


Thanks again,


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Ok, one more thing,


Hammerdown, sounds like you have some excerience with Sony, here's the question.


The "parts" TV's blue light is out and replacing it isn't worth it either. Will my tv's bluelight work in the newer tv?


My TV is model KP-65KP500 and the new one is model KP-65WV600.


Thanks in advance,


Dok
 
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