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Any problems with Sony Grand Wega engine?

Richelieu
02-27-2006, 01:15 PM
[FONT=Tahoma]Does anyone else have problems with a Sony Grand Wega engine? Mine turned into a blue Milky Way after 13 months and because I thought this was a proven (older) technology than DLP and it was a Sony, I didn't need the extended warranty (HA HA). So now I am forced to spend almost as muhc for a new engine as the set cost in the first place. Will an old Sunbeam toaster mechanism work instead? The Sony people have been of no help, telling me to contact my dealer but they don't have that much expreience working on these things and I don't know whetehr to nbelieve them or not. THey say the replacement will be $1,600 plus installation. Oh, this is a 60=inchmodel if thast makes any differencce. And the picture just gets worse by the day, covered by a bluish cloud and thousands of small dots. Should I just whack it with a hammer or what? Is there any possibility there is some other fix besides the engine? By teh way, before the Milky Way appeared the pictures were impressive enough that everyone -- including a friend with a wall-sized TV) said it looked like 3-D. Hookup was simple and it performed spectacularly. And how do I prevent teh same thing from happening again? Is it heat that does this? I had the set running almost 24 hours a day. Should I add more fans and/or ventrs to the cabinet? Someone HELP, please /FONT]

bignorm
02-27-2006, 02:04 PM
[FONT=Tahoma]Does anyone else have problems with a Sony Grand Wega engine? Mine turned into a blue Milky Way after 13 months and because I thought this was a proven (older) technology than DLP and it was a Sony, I didn't need the extended warranty (HA HA). So now I am forced to spend almost as muhc for a new engine as the set cost in the first place. Will an old Sunbeam toaster mechanism work instead? The Sony people have been of no help, telling me to contact my dealer but they don't have that much expreience working on these things and I don't know whetehr to nbelieve them or not. THey say the replacement will be $1,600 plus installation. Oh, this is a 60=inchmodel if thast makes any differencce. And the picture just gets worse by the day, covered by a bluish cloud and thousands of small dots. Should I just whack it with a hammer or what? Is there any possibility there is some other fix besides the engine? By teh way, before the Milky Way appeared the pictures were impressive enough that everyone -- including a friend with a wall-sized TV) said it looked like 3-D. Hookup was simple and it performed spectacularly. And how do I prevent teh same thing from happening again? Is it heat that does this? I had the set running almost 24 hours a day. Should I add more fans and/or ventrs to the cabinet? Someone HELP, please /FONT]
Do you know the model number................

Richelieu
02-27-2006, 10:13 PM
The model of my Sony is KF-60WE610 It is two years old but went berserk afer 13 months and even the local TV shops are arguing over what the matter is RICHELIEU.

Mallanaga
02-27-2006, 10:37 PM
does it look like this?

http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/2/188126.jpg

if so, check out - ecoustics (http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/2/137540.html)

iserum
02-27-2006, 10:42 PM
i would recommend to dump the set. even spending all this money will not gurantee it will work fine in future. One other thought if you paid it by credit card maybe you card covers the warranty for two years, check that option out too.
I had a SONY audio receiver went bad after 24 months of warranty. the only SONY (after 5 years)i bought after that is grand wega tv after so much delibration and with extended warranty. SONY has to give a price break in fixing your tv, shame on them seeling so expensive tv which will work only one year.
Usually i don' t put SONY on my list of buying electronics anymore, they are arrogant and bringing substandard and expensive electronics item to people who trust their name which is not good anymore.

hdtvpros.com
02-28-2006, 11:43 AM
i would recommend to dump the set. even spending all this money will not gurantee it will work fine in future. One other thought if you paid it by credit card maybe you card covers the warranty for two years, check that option out too.
I had a SONY audio receiver went bad after 24 months of warranty. the only SONY (after 5 years)i bought after that is grand wega tv after so much delibration and with extended warranty. SONY has to give a price break in fixing your tv, shame on them seeling so expensive tv which will work only one year.
Usually i don' t put SONY on my list of buying electronics anymore, they are arrogant and bringing substandard and expensive electronics item to people who trust their name which is not good anymore.

Please, stop acting stupid. Sony makes millions of sets. All sets made have some error rate. Most sets are 2-3%. But 97-98% are great.

Also tell me which set is substandard. And give an example (real not made up) of sony being arrogant to you.

daleb
02-28-2006, 05:31 PM
But you are smiling next to your Grand Wega, iserum...wait a minute...not really sure that's you! Oh, it's the salesman! LOL...JK!

All brands have problems now and then. I never heard of Sony being any better (or worse) than others. This includes optic block problems.
I guess Sony does have good hype to make you think they are better than the others.
So we expect more out of them. I don't like mine because it's Sony.
I simply liked the picture.

Without knowing exaclty what's wrong with Richelieu's set, from the rather odd description the optic block is most likely. I would press Sony to at least meet you half way.