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Sony geometery thoughts

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by paulus, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. paulus

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    I've had my Sony KV32LS35 for a couple of weeks now and its got a great picture.

    The geometery wasn't all that great though, especially in 4:3 and 14:9 mode. After gleaning information from here and other web sites, I ventured into the service menu to see if I could improve things. After recording all the original settings, I started to tweak the geometery. It wasn't all that difficult and before long, my picture was almost perfect.

    The only thing I didn't grasp immediately was the fact that the settings were different for each screen mode but once I sussed that it was easy.

    What I want to know is :- if it was easy for me to set it up, why couldn't Sony have set it up properly before it left the factory? I can only think that their TV's are not set up by human eye and that some piece of equipment does it (badly). It would save lots of sets being returned by hacked-off punters or lots of home visits by Sony service engineers.

    I expect this is true of other manufacturers too.
     
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    So how do you get it to remember different geometry settings for different screen modes?

    Mine only seems to want to remember one set of numbers for all...
     
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    Hm how do you change them in the first place?
     
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    Put into standby using remote.

    Press i, 5, volume+, TV (one below red teletext button).

    Set turns on with TT on the screen.

    Press menu.

    Geometry sub-menu is top of the list, so it will already be highlighted - press red teletext button to select.

    Fiddle as much as you like - but write down initial settings first, you can't recall them.

    Press menu to get back out to TT screen.

    Press 00 to get back to normal.

    Don't press any number keys except 00 when on the TT screen.

    (This is for 32LS60 - I'm assuming it's the same as 32LS35)

    HTH.
     
  5. paulus

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    Yes, it exactly the same for accessing the service menu on the 32LS35.

    As to your other point about it only changing the settings for one mode.... well what I found was that if you want to change the 4:3 settings then you put it in 4:3 mode before selecting the service menu. That brings up the settings for 4:3 mode only. The same method is used for 14:9 or wide etc. Does that make sense to you?
     
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    It works! I didn't realise that you have to select the screen mode and then switch into standby and go from there.

    I was switching the screen mode while TT was on the screen, then going straight back into the menu, so I was only ever seeing the one set of numbers.

    So now it does make sense. Thanks. :)
     
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    can you successfully fix screen *bowing* with this? i've read conflicting things on forums such as this, and never ventured into the service menu (KV28FX60 btw)

    cheers,
    Iain
     
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    yes you can?
     
  9. Bill

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    Does anyone know if the above way to access the menu is the same for the SONY KV 32 FX tv's?

    I have been looking for this information for so long, and no-one seemed to have the answer. So thanks to all if this works.:) :) :)
     
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    duklaprague,

    I have only found things that change the vertical edges of the picture, i.e. change "()" to ")(" etc.

    If you want to fix a problem with horizontal lines bending then I don't think it can be done from the service menu.
     
  11. GordonJ

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    http://www.kv32tweak.freeuk.com has service menu info for kv32fx's
     
  12. Bill

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    Magic, I'm just finishing night shift, so I can go home and try this,

    many thanks,

    Bill:D
     
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    bill, can you post your values for "4:3 geometry" please? i have the 28ls35 and i'd like to check if they are the same.

    just the numbers in the order the appear will do.

    mine are:

    34
    31
    14
    9
    31
    31
    30
    26
    36
    20
    19
    30
    38
    39
    12
    30
    24
    30

    thanks:)
     
  14. paulus

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    They shouldn't be the same. The values for each TV will be different. I don't think it would be wise to put someone elses settings into your TV. There is probably a default setting which is used as a starting point for setting up but this won't give you perfect geometry.
     
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    Hi cheers for the help but my ancient TV is a KV-28WS2U. Im going to replace it soon as I cant get the pic sorted.
     
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    Hello Viewers.

    Could someone please help me check the picture on my new tv. It arrives tomorrow and I would be grateful for advice on what to check and HOW.

    Geometry and Convergence?! Are these words on Star Wars or do I need to check them?

    Please help.

    Regards,

    KV.

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