Sony Grand Wega 50-inch (KFE50A10)

Sony has added two new models to its Grand Wega range of rear projection televisions - the 42-inch KF-E42A10 and the 50-inch KF-E50A10.


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Upside
Sony has added two new models to its Grand Wega range of rear projection televisions - the 42-inch KF-E42A10 (E42) and the 50-inch KF-E50A10 (E50). When we reviewed the behemoth in the Wega range last year - the 60-inch KFWS60S1 - we were impressed by its slimness and impressive picture quality. And with the new 42-inch and 50-inch utilising much of the same technology and boasting similar specs to the 60-inch version, it's natural to expect the same good performance from the two newcomers.

Both the E42 and the E50 have Sony's 3LCD projection technology and proprietary Wega image engine. The new televisions have a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and feature a dynamic contrast technology which automatically lowers the sets' light output in darker scenes. The televisions come with two tuners built-in (analog only, unfortunately), as well as an impressive set of inputs which include HDMI (something the 60-inch model doesn't have), two components, S-Video and more.

Downside
No digital tuner is always a downer, but perhaps the biggest question mark over the E42 and E50 is price. At AU$2999 for the E42 and AU$3999 for the E50, the sets are in the same price range as similarly sized plasmas. Sony's Wegas are certainly slim rear projection sets, but they're still nowhere near as slim as a plasma.

Outlook
With the same technology behind them as the well reviewed 60-inch KFWS60S1, the Grand Wega E42 and E50 look likely to continue Sony's winning form in rear projection sets.



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"SONY = JUNK"

JJTopp99 posted a review   

The Good:Worked great for about 18 months.

The Bad:After 12 moths expect failure, disappointment and terrible customer service.

My Sony Grand Wega is a piece of defective Krap. I have serious blue burn all over the screen.

Sony refuses to acknowledge the problem or fix it (except if I pay for it). This is the worst TV we have ever owned. We will NEVER buy another SONY product ever again given their horrible customer service of the JUNK they sell.

 

Dogfather posted a comment   

Bought 50 inch in 2006-Have replaced 2 lamp assemblies myself at a cost of 189.00 to 239.00 per lamp.Now picture quality is terrible--HELP

 

Simply_bill posted a comment   

The Good:I hasn't burned my house down

The Bad:Everything

I have a Sony Wega in the U.S.A. the problem with the "Blue Blob" is worldwide. We have set up a page on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-a-Defective-Sony-TV/182875766612?ref=ts

If anyone here has any correspondents or papers from court cases we would appreciate it if you can let us know.

 

Napoleon posted a reply   

Yes , there's an on going class action ligation against Sony in U.S.A. KDF-E50A10 AND ALL REAR PROJECTION SONY MODEL , have factory defect optical block that causes your Blue Blog and yellow discoloration on the screen. Contact Atty. Robert I. Lax @ rlax@lax-law.com

 

Justin posted a reply   

I am having this issue with my Sony Grand WEGA KDF-50E2000 50-Inch 3LCD Rear Projection Television! The center of the screen appears to have large a yellow "burn" mark.
Is there any way to fix this, in addition to the class action suit?

 

kg posted a comment   

I Am in Canada you guys are not alone I have the a50e10 I have had the optical block changed, the software update, and now Im getting a blue haze in the 4th year of owning, repair guy says engine is gone $800.00 replacement, GARBAGE TV.

 

neil1012 posted a comment   

Well dont we all have this shitty problem with Sony....... If anyone is taking the matter further ie: class action etc please let me know. I'm there

neil2412@bigpond.com

 

jp5 posted a comment   
Australia

homer007 how did you get to this result as I have the same provblem and would accpet this too.


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  • JJTopp99

    JJTopp99

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    "My Sony Grand Wega is a piece of defective Krap. I have serious blue burn all over the screen.

    Sony refuses to acknowledge the problem or fix it (except if I pay for it). This is the ..."

  • Dogfather

    Dogfather

    "Bought 50 inch in 2006-Have replaced 2 lamp assemblies myself at a cost of 189.00 to 239.00 per lamp.Now picture quality is terrible--HELP"

  • Simply_bill

    Simply_bill

    "I have a Sony Wega in the U.S.A. the problem with the "Blue Blob" is worldwide. We have set up a page on Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-a-Defective-Sony-TV/1828757666..."

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