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!
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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Re: Non-HD picture issues
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.
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Hi, Although it is a rear projection TV it will work with HD content.
You will still need a set top box to decode HD programs. This is an old TV with tubes inside and a CRT screen. They will fail and it's getting harder to get parts for. My advice go get a flat pannel TV.
The most you will probably get out of this TV is probably 720P HD. Most new flat screen TV's have 1080P If you want to upgrade make sure you get 1080P because some flat screens nowadays are made with only 720P still. If you upgrade don't throw away the TV. Sell it, give it away, or take it to your local 2nd hand store or salvation army to help the community and the people who might need a TV. I hope you make the right decision.
By the way. If you upgrade and you have say Comcast, Dish, etc. You still need to get an HD box from them. No way around that if you want HD. Make sure the box they give you has HDMI capability or you won't be getting the full potential of the TV.
Hello Paul Westling, Welcome, and thank you for using FixYa! To answer your question: Your issue is normally caused by a bad component on the power supply board (usually a capacitor) that can be professionally examined and replaced. They may have to replace the entire board.Given that this is a Rear Projection TV, I would definitely recommend a TV Repairman that does house calls. Have a great day!
You can just use any standard component cable Red/Green/Blue doesnt have to be anything fancy, I dont really buy into monster cables being that much better than just standard quality cables from Walmart/Kmart
Another point; HD Ready does not mean that it is HD compatible without the addition of an optional part. The title only implies that it can be adapted to HD reception. If you did not purchase it with the set, check your user guide to see what you need to make it whole. You may have to seek this add-on on eBay since it is not guaranteed that Sony will still offer it.
You might want to check this:
“Technical Details·53-inch HD-ready rear-projection TV (doesn't include HD receiver); 48 x 57.5 x 25 inches (W x H x D)”
It sounds like you are going to need to have the convergence IC's replaced. Not really a hard job, but the job requires the proper tools, soldering skills, and a service manual to get the proper part numbers and to perform convergence alighnment in the service menu after the IC's are replaced. Good Luck
When one or all the colors are bending severly, then the convergence circuit is not functioning correctly and must be repaired. Only one color bending means just the convergence ICs and all colors bending means convergence ICs and voltage supplies.
Convergence issues are the most common problem with rear projection (w/picture tubes) televisions.
The cure is replacing the convergence IC's. Sometimes the pico fuses need replaced as well.
If you have the experience to use a soldering iron and a basic understanding of electronics, then, you may be able to do this job. If not then call a servicer in your area. Go to the Sony website, Sony.com, and you can locate one in your area.