A FIX FOR THE SONY VERTICAL COLOUR REGISTRATION ERROR. Hi All, After months of research by myself and an ex-colleague who still works in the TV industry I can announce a fix for the fault which tends to be called vertical smearing. This fix is a simple adjustment in the service menu. First some background. Sony insist that this is not a fault but a 'feature' of the chassis, those of us with one of these sets know its a feature we would rather not have. It took lots of hard work and calling in old favours by my friend to get hold of enough technical info from Sony (most of it from Spain and in Spanish) to figure out what the problem was. Sony insist that the fault is not fixable because nowhere in the UK adjustment guides supplied to workshops is there any adjustment for vertical colour displacement, however there IS in the factory set up information. It would appear that the fault is due to a factory set-up error, the adjustment only exists because the chassis is European multi-standard and requires vertical colour adjustment to cope with different systems. Now to the nitty-gritty. I have applied this fix to my own 32FX66 and it is 100% cured, and boy does it improve things. At this stage I do not know whether it will work for the FQ sets with smearing but in all probability it will. What I would like are a couple of volunteers who are familiar with working in the service menu to test the fix for me. One with an FX set and one with an FQ. Post a reply and I will PM you with instructions, you can then report back to me and if all is well I will post the fix for all.