Yep, this is unfortunately a fairly common problem with these sets (along with Sony's other LCOS RP sets). Luckily Sony has (very rightfully so) extended the warranty on the optical blocks (which is the culprit) for these or may even offer you an LCD set for a greatly reduced price. I have a Sony 60A2000 which can also suffer from this. I've owned it nearly two years now and it's ok so far, but I'm still keeping an eye out for problems. It's really too bad, because otherwise the Sony LCOS sets are fantastic. Anyway, don't worry, it isn't your fault, you did nothing to cause this. Just make sure to contact Sony.
"Cultshock... may your corpse be turned into a side show act for the curious and twisted." -Gandhi (banned DVDTalk member, not the Mahatma). I'm not sure, but I think he was hitting on me.
Last edited by cultshock; 12-08-08 at 07:51 PM.