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help with fs76 setup

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by bluebull, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. bluebull

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    just taken deliv of FS76,

    As complete novice in TV set up
    can anyone help with what setting may help to get a decent picture.
    amended mode etc, not played with manual contrast etc setting too much,
    but picture is poor on sky and terrestial, very fuzzy and flickery around edges, especially on fixed banners, menu bars on sky

    any help would be very gratefully appreciated,

    machine supplied quality scarts,
    sky into av2, do i need a special lead for RGB ?
     
  2. astonbilla

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    Make sure sky is set to RGB via its settings menu
     
  3. bluebull

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    thanks for that, improved sky somewhat.
    I have now had the TV for a week and very dissappointed.

    I ahve a problerm with mid and distant fosusing on all channels and all sources.

    sport in particular is unwatchable in all modes except when viewing close ups.

    local shop has conceeded 'slight blurring' on football and will talk to sony.

    wonder if anyone else had the same picture problems,

    game shows highlight the problem well when the view pans out and everyone is out of focus.
     
  4. Tommo24

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    I had two before my third FS76. You are well within your rights to demand a new set. Don't give up, you've paid your money.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  5. Manuman

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    Try turning your 100hz to 50hz and see if it improves your football watching, however, as has been stated a few times already, this set NEEDS a good quality source i.e. dvd. Do you have the same probs watching DVDs via RGB or SVideo?
     
  6. bluebull

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    I dont have a dvd yet,
    i do have a very good rf signal and as this is a television and not a cinema screen i expect terrestial and sky pistures to be pretty good.
    my old tv had perfect pictures.
    50 hz makes no difference to sports viewing except a strong flicker.

    engineer arrives today.
     
  7. bluebull

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    i think this thread can lay down and die,
    i think i need to look elsewhere for the quality of picture i want for sport.

    thanks all for input,
    looking to a loewe aconda or bulk standard 50hz jobby (new thread opened).
     
  8. MackemX

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    so have you got rid of the TV?

    When I 1st turned mine on yesterday I almost fainted

    It was terrible

    Sky was crap, the edges weren't sharp, blurry & colour bleed, DVD was OK and terrestrial TV & Video were abismal

    24 hours later, after changing a few connections and different menu settings in all components the picture improved and DVD was excellent and the rest OK

    after a few tweaks in the service menu, getting everything straight and also getting the red, green, blue pixels all lined up

    SKY is absolutely pixel sharp, even the TV Guide

    Terrestrial TV is top notch

    DVD is absolutely AWESOME :clap:

    one happy chappy

    but if I hadn't done it I wudda probably complained and got a free £20 setup,

    not any more!, there's no way an engineer is coming out now to mess up my TV :D
     
  9. WSH

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  10. WSH

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    MackemX: Your TV will have been in the van all day getting very cold. I think it may have needed to get to room temperature before you would get a good picture. If it was brought into a warm room there will have been condensation formed inside that needed to dry off.

    Hopefully thats why it looked rubbish when you turned it on since mine is arriving on the 28th.

    By the way get onto John Lewis to match www.robertwhyteltd.co.uk/shop2/wide/sony_kv36fs70.htm £1415. I did.

    Why is the geometry so bad on these sets that the customer has to fiddle? The majority of people dont know how to get the picture right.
     
  11. MackemX

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    I got a 'free' DAV-S400 with mine :confused:

    bet they dont match cos of that

    had this argument with them before regarding the 'FREE' 5 year warranty and I won, cos it was free and they shouldnt include it in the pricematch

    I bet I get a different reply this time :)

    It will all depend on whether its a package deal or just a store thing giving a 'FREE' DVD player cos it isnt National to get a free DAV-S400, so I have a good claim

    I'll find out soon I suppose :)

    cheers
     
  12. Lpool

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    Anyone seen these black blocks on your FS76 ?

    I have complained about this to Sony, but they say it's not a fault !
     

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    lpool,i have the same on my fs76 and it is set number 5,the original was a fs70.so thats one fs70 and 4 fs76,s,the 4 fs76,s have been since sept 2002.
    all of them have been crap,SONY have been consistently very helpful with replacements and attempts to repair at my home,but the build and technical quality not to mention the factory set up have been consistently very poor.
    the one i had delivered yesterday is 95%,which is a 50% improvement on the one they took away.
    i,m a lot happier with this one and am going to keep it and tweak it later but would not buy this brand again.
    The sky digital picture is awful on the fs76 due to the high compression that sky use,even the most mundane programmes are very poor and anything that involves movement at quicker than walking pace turns into a blocky mess.

    regards
    bugman
     
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    Sorry to report this saga continues.

    Does anyone have/had and resolved the following foxus problem.

    Near focus is pretty good, in fact very sharp from all sources.
    Mid focus (best seen on sport as they are usually panned back to see all action) in any mode, the picture is out of focus.
    Distant shots are worse, trees become a green blob etc.


    As the near focus is pretty good i can only imagine this is a set up issue somewhere, but the dealer i bought from is pretty unhelpful, and local sony approved tech has verbally agreed the picture is not fit, before changing his view when reporting to the dealer (could this be fear of sony approved status ? i have seen this in action before, don't admit a problem unless 100% sure there and then only if it can be fixed).
     

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