Sony BRAVIA LCD TV / model kdl 40bx 421

Virginia Beach, VA, US Review updated:

I purchased a Sony Bravia 40 inch lcd 1080p model KDL 40bx 421 in November of 2011. It began having problems in mid 2012 with flickering then the picture going dim. I had it serviced in August of 2012 at which time a circuit board was replaced. This resolved the issue. It is now October 2012 and the tv has the same issue plus it now turns on and off by itself. I am very frustrated and dissappointed with the reliability of this product especially now that my warranty will expire next month. If this issue is not repaired and resolved correctly this time, i will be stuck with a $550 .00 Dollar Conversation piece and nothing more. I hope Sony will stand by its commitment to excellence and Take care of this issue if it is in fact a defect in parts and needs to be investigated and possibly recalled. I've always loved Sony products but this issue is giving me pause.

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  •   Oct 31, 2012

    Hi pistolpete620,

    I’m Pat Kennedy with the Sony Support USA Team.

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  • Pi
      Oct 31, 2012

    I still think there are defective refurbished parts in the sony supply chain that warrants an investigation. I hope it gets looked into because the backlight feature is the problem on the circuit boards.

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