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Missing bits of the picture

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by eagle, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. eagle

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    Hi
    I have recentley changed over to a sony 36" widescreen as I tired of not being able to see the full picture. Well imagin to my suprise having bought said TV I am still missing bits of the picture. It is most noticable on the credits of films ie Parts of the names are missing. I have tried to use the different picture settings but this does not seem to help. Does any one now what the problem is?

    Cheers in adavance Lee:confused:
     
  2. lynx

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    Almost certainly a geometry issue. Either complain to the dealer or get a set up disc and do it yourself (it's not difficult). Many dvd's have a basic video optimiser accesible in the setup menu.
     
  3. eagle

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    Thanks for the reply but it happens when watching all formats
     
  4. lynx

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    It's the set which requires the geometry to be adjusted - many leave the factory poorly setup. To rectify this you need accurate test patterns to be generated on the screen, these are to be found on dvd discs. Try searching for Avia or Video essentials for an idea.

    http://www.videoessentials.com
     
  5. eagle

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    Sorry you,ve lost me a bit. Where do I find these
     
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    Sorry just seen the link. I take this is something I buy and play on my dvd as when I loked at the site it went over my head.
    Cheers Lee
     
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    Do you have a disc with 'THX Optimiser' included ? If so it has a basic video set up pattern that will most likely let you adjust the set to show an improvment.
     
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    Correct me if this is a daft question but what are you trying to watch? For you to see the whole picture you need to watch widescreen material IE a dvd or a widescreen Video, if you watch 4:3 films on a widescreen set it will still miss a 1/3rd of the picture and the tv will stretch it to fill the entire screen. Also you need to set the sky box / DVD player so that it knows you have a 16:9 screen.
     
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    If you have the 36FS70 then I'm afraid this set had a bad run of sets having geometry problems and the service menu cannot correct it either. If it is this set try returning to the dealer asap.

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