Plagued with problems on the Sony Bravia KDL- 40W4500
First of all I have read the other problem page on the 46W4500 and I had noticed the same on my 40W4500 last year when I bought it whilst 'trusting' What HIFI magazine reviews! I am writing now as I have been away to Asia for a while so I have not had the chance.
Firstly I do not care what anyone says in Sony's defence, The 40W4500 is Plagued with Backlighting issues. I even saw this in Thailand where the Sony shop had 5 of these sets side by side and EVERY set had Backlight bleed as they were playing the same dvd!!
I find it very hard to believe that What HIFI missed this problem! Did they test these sets in Low light conditions?? im scratching my head on this one. I have heard that the 2008 batches were affected especially the 09/2008 batch (look at the back of your set) and I know that the sets that What HIFI tested were 08-09 batches. All of these are affected in some way.
I just hope that What HIFI can learn from this and test the future sets with greater scrutiny. Also the Sony settings i.e turning the Backlight down etc doesn't work.
I unfortunately bought my TV from Cheapelectricals.co.uk and they are not excactly world famous for customer service so it looks like im stuck with this lemon. My tv looks like its got 4 20th century fox searchlights in every corner!!
Cheers again What HIFI, what a waste of £850.