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JVC AV-32WFT1 Problems

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Phil.LFC, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. Phil.LFC

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    Waited over 8 weeks for Value Direct to get this TV for me so ordered it from Sound & Vision in Bolton 4 weeks ago. I don't need to tell you much about this company (just do a search on here) but I've had a nightmare of a time. Had the dreaded vertical lines down the middle of the picture and also the flickering in the bottom L/H corner when playing R1 DVD's. I've still got the TV but they've finally agreed to give me a refund. At first they tried to offer me a Panny PL1 for £750 to keep my custom. There was no way I'd have another TV from them however good the deal.
    Anyway I went to look at a PL1 at a local specialist shop. I took my DVD player (Tosh SD100) and the R1 flicker was visible on the PL1 too! It was not there on my old 4:3 Panasonic.
    The RGB picture was not as sharp as the JVC and it only has 2 scarts so I'm well confused now.
    Should I try another WFT1 (which my local shop can still get) or go for the Panny? Or should I wait until May when the WFT1 replacement is out? Perhaps this will have 2 RGB scarts.(I wish!).
    If anyone knows of a decent 32" with 50hz,3 scarts, flatscreen, that does not suffer from any of the above problems I'd love to know!
    2 other things about the JVC: the picture seems quite dark whatever I do with the settings. Also, does this TV have a standard 16:9 mode as it always seems to stretch the picture to fit the screen.
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    I have a 32WFR and the factory preset for brightness was unbelievably low. I tried to set the brightness using a THX optimode programme but couldn't see all the bars even with the user's brightness control at the maximum. Bonkers. I'll tell you how to correct the preset brightness in the service menu if you like.

    By the way - does your picture look "tizzy" ? Mine looks a bit of a mess with anything other than RGB.
     
  3. Phil.LFC

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    Russell,
    thanks for your reply. I'll try my settings with the THX mode on Toy Story to see if that makes it any better. If not I may take you up on your offer of using the service menu as I haven't got a clue with that!
    Sound and Vision will be coming to collect the TV soon as I have demanded a refund due to problems mentioned in my first post. I'll still have a go at the brightness though as I think I'm going to go for the new JVC 32" due out in May.
    I've not really noticed any picture problems as I have my DVD and Digibox connected to the RGB scart via a scart switcher so the only non RGB pictures I view are terrestrial (which I don't bother with now) and VCR (which is quite poor but this could be due to dodgy 7 year old VCR!).
    Phil.
     
  4. Jase

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    Make sure you have the ECO mode turned OFF as well.

    This can make the picture darker.

    I leave my JVC in Panoramic mode all the time and it will switch to FULL when needed and then back to Panoramic when needed.

    Make sure you have your dvd player set to widescreen as well.

    cheers
     
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    Phil,

    As you only live a mile away you are more than welcome to pop round and have a look at mine.

    The picture is not very clear as the screen normally has a two year old's fingerprints and chocolate all over it but I can make a special effort and clean it for you.

    I don't check into this forum very often so send me a PM if you want to pop round.
     
  6. Phil.LFC

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
    Ian,
    I'll be in touch via a PM. Don't worry about cleaning the screen though as I've got 2 boys - one is 3 and the other 18 months so you can imagine what state my screen gets in sometimes. Makes you wonder whether it's worth all the effort searching for a TV with great picture! Perhaps I should post a new message "how do I stop chocolate smudges on my shiny new TV?"!
    Phil.
     

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