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Non-HD picture issues

Hello and thank you in advance for any assistance you are able to provide! I have a Sony KP-53HS10 (52" projection) television, and I am experiencing picture problems. Connected to the television are the following: cable, DVD player (input 1), Nintendo GameCube (input 2), and XBox 360 (input 5). The problem I have is this...when watching cable or DVD, or playing GameCube, the picture recently began acting strangely. Sound works fine and the picture does as well for the most part, but I experience lines of static that appear throughout the screen, making the picture appear "fuzzy." The problem persists regardless of how long the television is on, and seems to be a random issue in terms of severity. Sometimes it is bearable with only a few fuzzy lines, while at other times it can get so bad you can hardly tell what is happening on the screen. At first I thought it might be an internal problem of some sort, but the XBox 360 works perfectly. The only difference is that the XBox is of course HD, and the others currently are not. Is it possible for something to go wrong with the television regarding normal display, but not HD display? Any help anyone can offer is greatly appreciated! Thanks again!

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  • Kyle Wilmsmeyer Feb 21, 2007

    Sorry. Just realized I forgot another symptom. When the lines are present, they are vertical lines only, and appear to move slightly up and down the screen. Also, you can see "shadows" from the pictures on the screen (i.e. I am watching soccer right now, and all the players have a very faint "double" running alongside them to the left. Thanks again!



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Looks like u MAY have a convergence problem. There are 2 convergence settings. One for standard definition and one for HDTV. Go into your menu while in the HD mode and adjust it. Refer to your owners manual for the procedure on your model.

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  • bob master Feb 26, 2007 the same in STANDARD def mode.


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Sounds like you may have something generating interference, such as a bad cable shield on maybe a ground connection inside your tv. You might try moving the cables while watching the screen and see if the pattern changes. Double pictures on a screen can be caused by "ghosts", which means that you're getting two signals--- one slightly behind the other. Anything oscillating generating a radio frequency may radiate into your circuits causing this strange problem. Stargazer

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