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When perusing appliance insurance plans, you may want to learn about the Sony TV manufacturer’s warranty options. When you purchase a new Sony television, you get a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty that covers both the TV itself and the remote control that ships with the unit. This manufacturer’s warranty only covers factory-related issues, similar to a standard Beats by Dre warranty. So it won’t cover accidental damage or theft.
Yes, Sony televisions ship with the company’s standard manufacturer’s warranty that lasts for one year and covers manufacturing issues, just like an LG refrigerator warranty and similar types of coverage plans. This warranty does not cover accidental damage or theft, so you will have to opt-in to another program for that type of coverage if you break the screen or smash your remote control. Fortunately, it’s as easy as signing up for an AppleCare+ battery replacement plan.
Sony covers the TV and remote but not third-party accessories, so read the fine print before filing a claim to make sure you’re covered.
Luckily, there are many ways to extend and improve your coverage so you and your prized Sony TV will be together for many years to come. Here are a few options.
Sony is a tech company, and these companies make money by selling you a product and then insuring the product in-house. In other words, Sony offers a robust series of insurance and extended warranty plans for your prized TV. You’ll be given a window of 90 days or so to activate a plan, which is easily done via the registration page on the web or on Sony’s official web portal. These plans charge monthly or annually and offer robust coverage of three years or so, and most plans even cover accidental damage and theft.
Televisions are hot-ticket items for most households, so there are plenty of third-party insurance options available to regular users. Companies like Asurion, Akko, and Square all offer robust insurance and extended warranty plans for Sony televisions that work just like Sony’s own plans, though some coverage differences do exist. Additionally, legacy insurers like Progressive and Geico also offer dedicated home appliance insurance that covers televisions.
STAT: Sony began in the wake of World War II. In 1946, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in Shirokiya, a department store building in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. (source)
You can cobble together coverage via other insurance plans that are available to most people. For instance, renters insurance will cover theft, which is a boon, and homeowners’ insurance plans cover issues pertaining to natural disasters and the like. There may be other coverage options affiliated with these plans.