Sony Recalls 1.6 Million TV Sets Due To Fire Risk

dkreichen1968

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Sony Corp. is recalling 1.6 million TV sets sold because of a potential fire risk. The model affected is the Bravia flat-panel LCD HDTV.
According to Sony, the TV models affected are KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5 produced after 2007. The reason for the voluntary recall is to avoid potential of fire or injury.

Consumers who have this television should visit Sony's https://sonycisc.updatemytv.com/, or call (888) 868-7389, to schedule an appointment for the evaluation.

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Chips

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But... the picture is so good on my Sony HDTV... See how realistic that campfire looks?

o_O...
Yup that campfire looks so real I need to get the marshmallows out. Radio Netherlands use to use an old saying, warm up next to the radio, referring to tube radios throwing out heat. It looks like Sony HDTV's might be bring back a new, old trend. Just imagine the savings on heating bills. Of course you could land up looking for a more energy efficient home, but maybe Sony would flip the bill.
 

Fringe Reception

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First, I must anchor the importance of the originial post by Dan: Please GO TO THE SONY WEBSITE and look for recalls and updates. Four SONY models are suspected to spontaniously burn on their own and how many have so far? Read it for yourself.

Sony is wise and way ahead of the US 'mainstream media' (or our Federal Government) who will no doubt try to say they are negligent and ought to be ruined ... per their attack on Toyota that was (finally) completely refuted as false. Their attack was TOTAL Obama Administration BS.

Are YOU afraid to ride in or to drive any Toyota? If you see a Toyota in traffic, do you stay away from it? Nonsense from the start. The Obama Administration is looking to blame ANY other business, especially Corporations for everything ... and seeing what happened to Toyota, Sony does not want to be another victim of Obama.

For the record, I am not 'afraid' of any Sony products or any Toyota.

Radio Netherlands use to use an old saying, warm up next to the radio, referring to tube radios throwing out heat.
That doesn't include the friendly orange/yellow glow/dots/light on your wall or above your bed displayed like a solar system that vacuum tube radios are famous for. Heat coming off of vacuum tube radios are also a plus in the winter months ... except they are probably the next to be named in a brand new cash-for-clunkers program by the O-socialist administration to sponsor unrealistic solar cell projects.

Jim
 

MrPogi

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The recall is currently only in Japan, but the faulty component is in US TV sets as well.
The recalled models were only sold in Japan. No recall has been issued in America. However, there are 400,000 models that were sold in the US that contain the same component that prompted the Japan recall. Here are the Sony Bravia TV model numbers you should check to see if you have.
HD Guru cut through the clutter and found the affected models that were sold in the US:
KDL-40D3400, KLD-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500.
The recall got started when a consumer called the fire department after they saw smoke and fire coming from their TV. The issue is thought to be related to the backlight system which can cause the top of the TV to melt.
Sony used to make the best TV sets, but these days they are no better or worse than most other manufacturers. It's not that Sony has gone downhill as much as it is that other manufacturers have caught up.

I believe you could could make the same statement regarding Toyota. That said, If I had a choice between an older Toyota pickup truck that had under 5,000 miles and had been garaged, and a new one - I'd take the old one. Here's why:

[video=google;5094630889750637144]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5094630889750637144[/video]​
 

Chips

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First, I must anchor the importance of the originial post by Dan: Please GO TO THE SONY WEBSITE and look for recalls and updates. Four SONY models are suspected to spontaniously burn on their own and how many have so far? Read it for yourself.
Jim
Thanks Jim, for getting back to more serious look at the recall, I have a habit of some joking a little too much. I would buy a Sony TV, I think they make a quality product and when it comes to TV and radio, I prefer Japanese made over Chinese, although I do own a Grundig G-5 radio, which is made in China, that I highly recommend, but when it comes to TV's I like Japanese quality, and Sony is well made, Sharp is at the top of the list.
on Toyota that was (finally) completely refuted as false. Their attack was TOTAL Obama Administration BS.
As for Toyota, I work for auto-dealerships, doing aftermarket work on used cars, I have done so for 24 years, (nothing mechanical), most people who run dealerships, or are mechanics would buy a Toyota. That said I do question, if Toyota, got caught up in a corporate culture, in how it handle it's problem. The same culture any corporation can develop if they are not careful, were they get out of touch with there customer base and too focus on their profit margin.
That doesn't include the friendly orange/yellow glow/dots/light on your wall or above your bed displayed like a solar system that vacuum tube radios are famous for. Heat coming off of vacuum tube radios are also a plus in the winter months ... except they are probably the next to be named in a brand new cash-for-clunkers program by the O-socialist administration to sponsor unrealistic solar cell projects.
I am not sure Tube radios will be cash for clunkers, but one thing that seems to be missed, is that wireless companies are selling the government the idea, that homes could be outfitted with real time energy monitors, that help individuals save energy, with the ability to monitor their home energy usage in real time. That is in the broadband blogs in several places, before they submitted the broadband plan. If an app can be use for me to monitor my energy, what keeps some one else, from using the same app, to monitor what I am using in real time for energy?
 

n2rj

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That doesn't include the friendly orange/yellow glow/dots/light on your wall or above your bed displayed like a solar system that vacuum tube radios are famous for. Heat coming off of vacuum tube radios are also a plus in the winter months ... except they are probably the next to be named in a brand new cash-for-clunkers program by the O-socialist administration to sponsor unrealistic solar cell projects.

Jim
Heat from tubes certainly does warm up winter days... I enjoy the heat from my amateur radio gear including my amplifiers operating during an HF contest. However it still is pretty inefficient compared to heat from another source.

But it's charming I will say that.
 

n2rj

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I am not sure Tube radios will be cash for clunkers, but one thing that seems to be missed, is that wireless companies are selling the government the idea, that homes could be outfitted with real time energy monitors, that help individuals save energy, with the ability to monitor their home energy usage in real time. That is in the broadband blogs in several places, before they submitted the broadband plan. If an app can be use for me to monitor my energy, what keeps some one else, from using the same app, to monitor what I am using in real time for energy?
I am not sure what's the downside of others monitoring your energy use. If your meter has AMR your power company is already collecting data. Our cooperative reads the meter daily and they are going to start doing it hourly. This may allow them to adjust pricing based on demand. They and most utilities who buy power on the open market are already paying based on demand. They pay a power cost charge and a demand charge.

Our coop has a public page where you can see what they're generating for their office use with their new solar panels. They're a customer of another utility so it saves them (and ultimately the members, us) money.

http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=sussex_rural_electric_cooperative
 
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Fringe Reception

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I am not sure what's the downside of others monitoring your energy use.
Many years ago, I had a friend who was concerned about his Electrical Utility Company monitoring his energy use -- after all, Marijuana grow lights eat lots of power! In fact, so much power, he asked them for a larger drop from his power pole and they gladly installed it!

Being an Ironworker and certified welder, just prior to his request he purchased a large commercial Lincoln arc-welder and parked it near his back door. This was the type found in shipyards, roughly the size of a four foot cube. He wired it, had the City inspect and okay it and he never used it one time. LOL!

Memories. :hippie:

Jim
 
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