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Wavy horizontal lines

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by sonysideup, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. sonysideup

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    i posted this yesterday but probably made the thread a little too specific for replies. sorry for putting it up again but i'd really appreciate any advice. does this happen on all sets


    I bought a sony kd32dx200 a few weeks back and have been very impressed with the picture, sound etc. however, I have noticed one flaw which is beginning to bug me. When I watched donnie brasco on dvd the other night, it came up in a letterbox format and I realised from the bars at the top and bottom of the screen that the picture was sloping. I called up the sky programme planner and that too appeared to be sloping. I also noticed a kink in the lines. I spoke to the shop where I got the set and was told I could rectify the problem through the picture rotation feature. I did this but it did not solve the kink.
    The shop agreed to do an exchange and I got a new set on Monday. However, this suffered from the same problem. The picture rotation has cured the sloping but it hasn't stopped the wavy lines - there are now two kinks although it appears straighter as it starts and ends at the same point.
    Having had two of these tvs, I went back to the shop and checked out their model which suffers exactly the same fault. My wife also tells me our friends who have a similar set have the same trouble.
    It's not major and it doesn't affect my viewing but it bugs the life out of me when I have to go to the programme planner or when sky sports flash up a football table and the lines all wobble. It also affects the blue box which shows the sky channel whenever I switch over.
    The tv is under warranty and I have the option of calling out an engineer. What I want to know is can it be solved or is it something I will have to live me. I don't particularly want to go for another exchange as I fear I will be lumbered with exactly the same thing.
    any advice is appreciated.
     
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    Vertical lines can normally be made straight in the service menu of the tv , There may also be ways to sort the horizontal lines as well. A good engineer should be able to do some thing with it at your home, or keep sending them back untill you get a good one.
    Getting perfect geometry on a crt tv can be a reall headache but you should be able to improve it to an aceptable level. :)
     
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    try turning the contrast down for the blue box wobble and see if it changes it for the better. That way we can see if it is more related to inadequate power supply
     
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    thanks chaps - i'll have a look tonight
     
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    i tried the contrast trick but there was no difference. next stop is an engineer. i don't really want to lose the set for a number of weeks and i was interested in what David said about a home visit.
    this option is available to me - realistically, will it make a difference?
     

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