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New Aconda Customer with a Quickie

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by seanm, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. seanm

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    I have just taken delivery of an Aconda 9281.
    After tuning it in/setting up DVD/Sky etc.

    Is it suppose to have those 2 annoying pixels on the middle left and right hand side of the screen?

    They are visible all the time as they are where the screen is black.

    I hated my FQ75 but this is more frustrating than the scrolling bars.
     
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    Hi seanm welcome to the forum.

    I have an Aconda and I don’t think it has the faults you mention (do not know exactly what you mean). How does it compare with the ones you’ve seen in the shops.
    If you are getting whet seems to be a fault and you alter the screen mode and it is in the exact same position I would say you have a fault with the TV.
     
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    I have seen this on cheeper (Bush/Beko) sets.
    Its is like faulty pixels on the far left and right hand side of the screen, and you can't help but focus on them.

    I did not see this on the set in the store
     
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    Looks as though it is a fault I have seen myriad Loewe’s and in particular the Aconda all had perfect pictures without fault. As I say if they are in one position say 4:3 then go to Zoom and they are there in the same position on you tube, it looks like bad news.
     
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    Just had a thought if this is only happening in the 4:3 mode it could be your picture wants opening up in the service menu.
     
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    unfortunately they are in the same place/position, irrespective of format.
     
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    I think you are seeing the center markings found on some brand CRT's. They are used as an aid in the factory for setting up the geometry and yoke alignment.

    [​IMG]
     
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    yes thats it......

    Did not see these on the demo set in the Audio T!!

    Please don't tell me that they are supposed to be there.
     
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    Maybe you should just use a black marker pen to cover the pixels up :)

    BTW Im considering getting the Aconda 9381... how is that different from the 9281?
     
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    Its cosmetically different, thats about it.

    Same Tube/Chassis.

    Just different facia.
    Matt finish rather than Gloss.
     
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    sorry to ask again.

    But are these markers the norm with this set?
     
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    If those are indeed the exact markings you're referring to, then they are normal. Almost all large CRT sets have them. They really shouldn't be that distracting though seeing as they are outside the viewable area, so to speak.
     
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    I have had a look at a number of Aconda's over the past few days.
    All of the display models I have seen, do not have these markers.

    Any other Aconda Customers in this forum got them?
     
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    You mentioned that your model is a 9281. It might be that you've got one of the batch with a Toshiba tube instead of a Philips and that's why yours has the alignment markers and the others don't.

    Ronnie
     
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    mine has the number 60401 B62
     
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    yep. just spoke to Linn
    I have a Tosh Tube.

    Are the Philips tubes much better?
    They have told me that these markers should not be there anyway.

    Wouldn't help me, said I have to speak to Audio T and get them to log it with them.
     
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    Our posts must have crossed. I was posting this when I saw your latest message...

    If you search for the thread "Robert Whyte and Aconda Saga" you'll see a post by LostInUK who has a 9281 with the same batch number as you and a Toshiba tube (he's seen the set with the cover off).

    Ronnie
     
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    Thanks,
    Hopefully Linn/Loewe will take a look at it.
    If they are not present on any of the B72's (Philips tubes) then I will ask for a replacement set (B72).

    Linn told me before I purchased the unit that the 9381 and 9281's were identical in terms of tube/chassis/technology/features etc. This is obviously not the case.

    I wonder why they used different tubes on these sets?
     
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    I find this most interesting.

    If toshiba tubes are indeed used in acondas, has anyone noticed if the edges of their tube is lighter?. (Like some other toshiba tubes)

    ...or is the aconda tube made differently/ tweaked by loewe?
     
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    The lighter sides on the Toshiba ZP18 models are due to the thickness of the screen glass used, not the tube - but I suppose it's entirely possible the Loewe sets with Tosh tubes also use Tosh glass for the screen.
     
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    Linn have said...
    All new 9281 Living Models now come with the Tosh Tubes.
    The B62 is the current Art. Num.
    The B72 were the Philips Tube and have been superceded.

    And the Chassis will remain at Q2400 unlike the Aconda 9281's Q2500
     
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    Hi Seanm,

    yes I do have a Loewe Aconda with Toshiba tube as you do. I also have that pixels at each side of the tube. To be serious I am not bodered with them at all. I have even found them useful as the engineer that came over to instal the VGA card used them to correct the geometry of the image for the VGA input.
    I understand we all "see" things differentely, but I would advise you to see them as a feature and not a problem.

    About the Philips tubes being better, well I am not sure about it but I can tell you that I have watched at least 5 or 6 Aconda and Vitros Tv sets (with Philips and Toshiba tubes) since I bought mine and none had better image. Especially after the colour calibration done by Gordon. I think they all are very similar.

    Bests.
     

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