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    TV Stuffed?

    Had this 46" Sony TV since 2009, and it's been turned on almost every day.

    Turned it on today, and this was the picture we were greeted with (not Fresh Prince, the screen itself. ).





    So is it farked, or could it be fixed?

    It's the best looking TV i've ever seen, with the normal black surround, then a glass surround, with a metal edging so really reluctant to say goodbye to it. ;(

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    That doesn't look like a broken screen, so presumably something on the mainboard is off. It can probably be repaired, but it could be hard to track down a replacement board and may end up costing more to fix than it would to replace - TVs are getting pretty cheap these days.

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    Yep assuming youíve checked your cables etc itís probably fooked.

    Time to upgrade yourself to a 4K with HDR. Get a Sony KD55X9000E - itís just as good as this yearís X9000F but itíll be cheaper because itís a 2017 telly.

    Hook up a PS4 Pro to it (or just a normal PS4) and let your eyeballs dance with joy.

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    Hmmm. Not long after this post i turned it off for five seconds, then back on again and it was back to normal. Then went out for a few hours, came back and turned it on and again it was working fine.

    I think perhaps this was a warning shot fired by the TV?

    And we were looking at this Sony (KD55X8500F), but may see how much/if the current one can be fixed yet. Won't be going higher than 55" though (as that would require a new TV cabinet, and a bigger lounge) and i highly doubt the OLED TV's are a noticeable difference in quality compared to a normal LED, to justify the extreme price increase down that path.

    I mean, i new TV would be nice, but am just so damn attached to the look of this one. I did think this day would come though. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkylineObsession View Post
    ...and i highly doubt the OLED TV's are a noticeable difference in quality compared to a normal LED, to justify the extreme price increase down that path.
    Not correct at all. A normal LED, even Samsung Q-LED, does not hold a candle to the worst OLED tv set.
    It's plasma vs LED once again, with LED, as usual, being on the loser side of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkylineObsession View Post
    Hmmm. Not long after this post i turned it off for five seconds, then back on again and it was back to normal. Then went out for a few hours, came back and turned it on and again it was working fine.

    I think perhaps this was a warning shot fired by the TV?
    This sounds like either a loose connection (either a wiring harness coming loose or a solder going bad), or a capacitor going out. I say this as someone with absolutely zero knowledge of anything. Do you have a nearby electronics/appliance repair shop you can bring it to? Especially in the case of loose wiring, it might be a quick and easy repair that doesn't need any spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This sounds like either a loose connection (either a wiring harness coming loose or a solder going bad), or a capacitor going out. I say this as someone with absolutely zero knowledge of anything. Do you have a nearby electronics/appliance repair shop you can bring it to? Especially in the case of loose wiring, it might be a quick and easy repair that doesn't need any spare parts.
    Agreed. Doesn’t look like “cable” issue, the breakup is on a set part of the screen. Could be bad internal connection going to those panels. Also agree capacitor is often the issue, they die easily. The “turned it off and it came good” often indicates a bad component like a cap or memory chip. The “whack it and it comes good” is a bad connection.

    Check out Hisense, very good reviews, very good price. Often reviewed as better than mid range Sony for about half the price.

    You could be lucky, it might be something that a tech could find just by looking (often dead/dying components have changed colour)
    But it could also be $100 and they can’t fix it. Some places will do a “no fix no fee”.

    If you are really just wanting an excuse to upgrade, go for it.
    As for led v oled, only your eyes and wallet can decide. No doubt which is better, but also no doubt it costs more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicknose View Post
    Check out Hisense, very good reviews, very good price. Often reviewed as better than mid range Sony for about half the price.
    Oh, so *that's* what that is. Saw that constantly being advertised during the World Cup. Reminded me of a lot of F1 advertising - banners showing a name for something that, after years, I still have no fucking idea what it is.

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    Bin it.

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    Ah gerdammit. :/

    What about the jump from LCD, as i have now, to LED? OLED's are way out of my price range at the mo.

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