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About 400,000 Bravia TVs are affected by the recall
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If you bought a Sony Bravia LCD or rear-projection screen TV within the past year, you may have a little bit of a problem on your hands. Roughly 400,000 of the TVs which were sold in North America, South America and Asia cannot be turned off or come of out standby mode once they pass 1,200 hours of use.

According to a Sony, users of affected Bravia models can go to its website where they will find instructions on how to have materials sent to them to update their TVs. Owners of Grand Wega models must use that same website to schedule a Sony authorized technician to come to their home to perform the update (all on Sony's dime of course).

Sony is providing the software update at no charge to owners of affected televisions through March 1, 2008. Terms of Sony's limited warranty otherwise continue to apply. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and will continue to provide superior customer service for Sony televisions.

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its because sony changed focus
By rika13 on 2/15/2006 8:14:32 AM , Rating: 2
after getting those movie and record studios, sony changed from a quality electronics company to a media company that makes electroics to support the lucrative entertainment business

dvd and cd players, playstations, and tv's: supports the movie and recording studios and the game development arm via playback of content

the two products that arent blatantly for their entertainment industry:

computers: the vaio, playback dvd's and cd's, but that was back in the day when such was hard to do, now sony is stuck making them to not piss off owners

cameras: a sony throwback to the 80's that made them famous, now sony is stuck making them too

RE: its because sony changed focus
By kattanna on 2/15/2006 11:20:01 AM , Rating: 1
actually the change in sony probably has more to do with the fact that now an american runs sony

they didnt seem to have all these public issues like DRM rootkits and such while they had a japanese person running the show.

By killerroach on 2/15/2006 12:42:55 PM , Rating: 4
Enough with the America-bashing... the rootkit debacle was started by Sony-BMG (a German division) and created by First4Internet (a British company). Explain how that's America's fault.

RE: its because sony changed focus
By on 2/15/2006 6:10:49 PM , Rating: 2
Stringer hasn't been there long enough to account for all the problems, although being a "media" guy seems to fit the above poster's description (Sony as a media company not an electronics company anymore). Sony has had drastic quality issues for years under Nobuyuki Idei.

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