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06-30-2002, 01:04 AM
I just bought a 27" Sony Wega and have some questions. Maybe somebody can halp.
First question. Is it normal for there to be a half inch black frame around the picture? It looks like it's a normal thing for the tv but is kind of distracting.
Second. When watching dvd's the picture is great. The color and detail is what I was hoping I would get. But when watching tv through my satelite receiver the picture quality really goes down. It gets grainy. You know how when you lose a satelite signal and the picture starts to come back? That grainy kind of digital picture trying to come back together? That's what I'm getting but on a much smaller scale. I'm also getting horizontal lines running through the screen, colors bleeding into each other, and bright colors almost glow.
Now I've tried different picture and color settings, and I've tried hooking my satelite receiver and vcr up (not running throught my h/t receiver) a couple of different ways but still get the same thing. I'm going to play around with it again tomorrow but i'm hoping someone might be able to help make things a little easier.
06-30-2002, 10:08 AM
wHAT KIND OF VIDEO WIRE ARE YOU USING??S.....Composite???
This makes a difference in picture quality.
What kind of sat service do you have????
You should pick up a test disk to calibrate you set.
The back bars or framing you see is normal,the screen should be 27 inch viewable.Measure it, if it's small then that, Id talk to the store you bought it from, it could be bad,highly unlikely but possible.
06-30-2002, 11:27 AM
Try different rf(co-axial) cables. Make sure their not faulty and connect securely. If it still has the picture to what you describe then it's probably the tv.
The borders sound normal to me though.
What model is it? Just wondering because Sony Wega sets a couple of models ago had some bad grain to them but was normal.
06-30-2002, 08:45 PM
The model # is KV-27FV17
My satellite service is through Dish Network.
I've tried hooking it up two different ways. The first was using coax from my sat receiver to the vcr and then out to the tv. That's the way I had my old tv set up and had no problems. Next I went with Monster Cable rca type cables from sat to vcr to tv with a slight improvement but not much.
I'm thinking that the tv isn't the problem though. Wouldn't dvd's look the same way? Maybe I need to get the vcr out of the middle. I'll give that a shot next. I'll let you know what happens.
06-30-2002, 09:06 PM
sat tv is grainy..i have a sony wega and that was the first thing i noticed too.. sat tv is not as detailed as dvd digital vs digital/analog
06-30-2002, 09:15 PM
I never had that problem with my eight year old zenith and satellite tv though.
06-30-2002, 11:20 PM
the older tv has less res so you wont see as much grain also smaller tv look beter too they dont have to strech the pic as much
07-01-2002, 12:10 AM
Well, the vcr had nothing to with it. Ran the Monster cables straight to the tv. No change.
Threw in a couple more dvd's and the picture is great.
07-01-2002, 01:11 AM
Your problematic picture seems to be all over the place. If you're seeing patches of colors then you need the set degauzed from a technician which is quite simple. However you mentioned there were "glowing colors and bleeding" which sounds much harder to fix and should be exchanged.
A snowy picture, interference, ghosting can be fixable from the average user. The glowing and bleeding is not and should not be expected from a new purchase.
07-01-2002, 01:17 AM
Have you tried using S-video? I'm sure your dish receiver has that output available.
07-01-2002, 08:42 AM
I think your Tv is out of tune.To get rid of some of the grain aaas you will, run the sharpness down untill it goes away,but before it get's blurry.It should be set on the very low side,only small amount of sharpness is required on the Sony's.Also turn your color down untill the picture is natural looking.Most people are used to looking at Tv sets wrong.Really you should pick up Video Essentials or an Avia test disk.This will help you greatly.
07-01-2002, 11:04 AM
I know about the Sony picture presets you've used and there shouldn't be any color bleeding or glowing in any mode you select. If you still have all those picture problems even with settings at 50% then you should go ahead and exchange/return that sucker before it's too late !
07-03-2002, 12:27 AM
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I've been trying different settings on the tv and it hasn't helped the picture at all. I am thinking though that it's not the tv because dvd's do look so nice and there is such a drastic difference when watching tv. Couple more things I want to try like maybe a better cable from sat to receiver or maybe just back to the store for something else.
07-03-2002, 01:20 AM
Maybe it's one of your inputs that are screwed up. Switch inputs between dvd and your sat.
If you really think it isn't your tv then it's your satellite or a bad/wrong connection.
07-03-2002, 11:02 AM
Make sure you don't have the sharpness too high, this will cause the grainy look. Do you have the VM on or off? What is the color temp?
07-04-2002, 01:25 AM
I thought about that today. Maybe the input is bad. I'm going to to try a different one and see what happens. I did have the same problem though when I had the receiver hooked up through the VHF/UHF jack. It's worth a shot.
Mantis had suggested the sharpness and color settings before and I have adjusted them but to no avail.
As far as VM, I've tried that too, high, low, and off.
Thanks for the input,
07-05-2002, 02:53 PM
to me, it's one of these two things:
1.re-check the sat disc to make sure it pointed the right direction, check all cable connections.
2.try to switch and test with another sat receiver to see if the problem go away, one thing I know for sure base on what you said, your WEGA is not the problem.
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