Hardware Steven Kippel on 03 Nov 2011
Sony revamps defective TV program
Last year, I wrote about the program Sony set up to replace defective LCD rear-projection HDTVs. As it turns out, every rear-projection TV Sony has ever made is defective, so they offered a program to replace the rear-projection TVs with direct-view LCD flat-panel HDTVs.
But Sony has a lot of problems. They’re losing money like crazy. After offering a trade-in program for almost two years, Sony abruptly ended the program on October 27, 2011, along with the restructuring of their TV business.
On November 1, 2011 Sony instated a new program. The new program offers significantly less than the old program.
If you have a Sony rear-projection HDTV, you may have missed the better deal, but it’s not too late to trade in the defective set for a discount on a flat-panel. Click on this link to find out more.
Sony truly has tough luck with their TV technologies. They recently recalled 1.6 million Bravia LCDs do to an overheating issue which could cause fires.