Summary: I purchased my Sony - Wega 3LCD HDTV in 2006, and it lasted me 8 years without any problems. It warned me for four years that the lamp was nearing its end of life but I just let it run it's course. Eight awesome years of good viewing. No complaints. I just ordered a replacement lamp and I look forward to more years of great color, and great sound. Love my TV!
Summary: We purchased out Sony Wega May of 2006 from Costco. The bulb just went out for the 1st time september of 2112. I see several complaints about the cost of the bulb, I know Sony is not the least expensive product on the market because it is good quality. If you do not want to have to spend a little more for a better quality bulb as well, then puchase a cheaper TV from a discount box store. the replacement bulbs are cheaper (just like the TV).
Summary: I have had this TV for 5-1/2 years and this will be the third projection lamp. I paid $250 for the repair work 2 years ago and now need to replace it again. Would be better off to go the WalMart and buy a new off-brand.
Summary: For some reason I can't seem to hook up my HDMI, does anyone have any helpful tips or anything? I've been at this for about 3 hours trying to figure it out. I've just bought the HDMI cable today so I know it can't be it. I've tried hooking up both my ps3 and my Verizon Fios cable set top box and neither of them seem to do anything. Overall, it's an amazing tv. Got it cheap from a friend of mines, but just the HDMI is the problem.
Summary: TV was expensive, didnt know I would be replacing the bulb every 15 months which costs $200 if you can do it yourself, or $300 if you need a repairman! Years ago I said bye bye to Ford for faulty workmanship, today I say bye bye to Sony... whoever would have thought?
Summary: Hi everyone, I brought my 3LCD 55" sony TV when they hit the shelfs at Aarons rental center in late 2006 and started watching my set christmas day and My lamp just went out yesterday (Thanksgiving day 2011)..had a replacement lamp w/housing I got off ebay, and get this, $69 bucks free shipping!! so whats the problem folks? do your homework! I love my sony, got another one last year for my man room...lol. 46" LED 1080P HD...SONY RULES!!
Pros: easy install on replacement lamp, 3mins tops!
Summary: My replacement lamp was received this morning, just 5 days after I ordered it. This is the second time I have replaced the lamp-- both the original lamp and the lamp I replaced in Nov 09 lasted two years and my TV is on 8 hrs a day on average. Very satisfied.
Summary: The tv has good picture and sound, but the Projection lamp replacement is costly and way too often!!!! I am getting ready to purchase another tv as this will be my third replacement since 2006!
Pros: Good Picture and sound
Cons: I purchased my TV in 2006 and am getting ready to purchase another tv as I have to purchase another Projection Lamp