Question about Sony Grand WEGA KF50XBR800 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

3 Answers

Ghost images I am getting ghosting or shadow images especially during sporting events. I tried the image restoration and that did nothing. I unplugged the cable box and hooked the cable directly to the tv and the images were still there. Is this a fixable problem? Any help short of calling the tv repairman? Thanks in advance for any help. Mark

Posted by on

  • 7 more comments 
  • Mark Pilewskie Mar 29, 2007

    I can't post a picture, however the best way to describe it is a body or shapes look like they have a grayissh black outline around them. It is more noticeable when there is a figure on a contrasting background, such as the tannish color of a basketball floor, and the players on it. It doesn't occur much or at all in closeups, it seems to occur more say on a panoramic view, half or full court view, vs. a closeup of a player shooting a free throw. Thanks for the previous response. Mark

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    Also having ghost images. It's most obvious with large text on the screen. A lighter image of any particular letter will be right next to the original letter.

  • tineust Feb 19, 2008

    same problem

  • kewlmodude Feb 23, 2008

    i have a ghost image around the outline of the persons on the tv or the words Its like a double image no matter what setting i put the screen on or what setting the image revision is on the auto is the best setting but every thing seems like its a nich off where its should be a little help

  • padamson Feb 29, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 2003 model. My set is out of warranty, unfortunately. My technician says that it's an optical block problem and the part at wholesale price is $1,200.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008


  • mrweiss May 01, 2008

    same here

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008


  • Richard Jun 16, 2013

    I called Sony and they said your TV is toast... I researched online and have the fix... contact me if you want it



3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Red Ghosting on Sony Grand WEGA KF50XBR800 Rear Projection HDTV.

This problem FIX was been published on this website back on August 11, 2008. I used the procedure successfully 2 or 3 times and haven't touched it since January 2010. My Sony is a 2002 model and had the problem pop up in 2009. Here is the procedure I found here in 2009 - with some clarifying editing.

Best Solution PROBLEM: Red Ghosting on
Sony Grand WEGA KF50XBR800 50 in. Rear Projection HDTV. (This may also work on the Sony Grand WEGA KF60XBR800 60 in. Rear Projection HDTV). This procedure was posted on Aug 11, 2008 on this website. I've used it two or three times. After the last reset I've not had to touch the TV. IT REALLY DOES WORK!! Plus, you don't need an expensive Service Call! 1. Power off -- let bulb cool. 2. On TV Remote: Push the Display - 5 - VOL+ - Power buttons (in quick sequence) to display Service Menu. 3. Go into the User Menu and set Auto Revision back to auto. 4. Put an image on the screen that shows the problem. The edges of a 4:3 aspect ratio signal or a vertical line in the picture usually displays the ghosting very well. It is a pinkish "shadow". 5. Use 2 to scroll through the categories to find D GM TG. 6. Use 1 to scroll through items in D GM TG to find V POS D. 7. Write down current value. 9. Use 3 and 6 number buttons on the remote to change the value to minimize the ghosting. You should only need to move it up or down a value or two. 10. Press Mute - Enter to save the changes. 11. Power off and let the bulb cool.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I just got my ghost problem resolved by getting a technician to come by and all he did was to reconverge my TV.
The pictures are much clearer and the ghosting images seems to have been corrected.Give it a try and yours should be good again.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,284 Answers

Sounds like a light engine issue to me. Is there anyway you can post a picture of the issue itself?

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

There are shadows or ghosts in the picture

This is normally caused by bad grounds in the cabling. Check or replace the cable. Also check your manuals and be sure the cables don't have to be terminated
How to Fix LCD Monitor Ghost images

Aug 14, 2015 | Home Security

3 Answers

HP w19b "shadow"

OSD has no shadow shows monitor itself is OK and problem is in cable. Barrow a cable from friend and confirm the result.

Sep 02, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

No image 0n screen

Do a Cold-Start, remove any media, DVDs, CDs, USBs, printer cables, etc, unplug, remove battery, leave out during this process, plug in push on/off button, immediately start tapping ctrl+F-11 repeatedly until you get a beep or open the restor/recovery. restore to a date before this issue. You say "Boot up computer", does it boot?, HDD led blinks?, sound? Is there a "ghost image" in monitor under a very bright light? Has the laptop been damaged, dropped, jarred........etc? There is a tiny switch the turns the monitor on and off when you open and close the lid. It can get stuck. respod to this post for further assistance.

Nov 19, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

I want to format my hard drive

If you have a true image to restore from, as like what is created with Win7 Pro Backup, or from Norton Ghost, you should be able to make a total restore. The destination drive had to be the same size or larger than from the drive the original image was taken from.

With Windows, you will require the image recovery DVD disk that are created using the OS that the image was generated from. With Ghost, you will require the Ghost recovery DVD disk to restore the image.

Jerry G.

Nov 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Help!! The Image on the Television is ghosted and distorted!

This is a convergence problem that will continue to get worse. I repaired a few of these recently and found that the main problem was poor/broken solder connections at the flyback transformer. Please note that there are potentially dangerous high voltages present inside the set even when unplugged.

That being said, the flyback needs to be resoldered and the pico fuses close to it need to be checked and replaced should they be open.

The parts cost for this (even when replacing the 3 pico fuses) should not exceed $10.


May 11, 2010 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

1 Answer

Self installing image

Try Acronis True Image. Similar to Ghost but works better. You can create an image of your system on a separate partition. When booting your system, you can recover from this image by pressing F11. Sort of like the hidden partition some companies put on a hard drive to return it to factory state. Only you create the partition yourself.

Aug 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Norton ghost 14... I cant recover back up...

Ghost saved the drive information in an image file.  Whatever you named your backup you would see *.gho, *001.gho, *002.gho.  That is your whole hard drive in a spanned image file.  Ghost Explorer is what you need to open and view these images and you would be able to extract files as your would from a zip file.  There are no restore points as you would think using Windows Restore.  Only the raw hard drive information as it appears on your dive now.  I'm  not sure if Ghost Explorer is provided with the home edition as I'm used to the enterprise for my work.
let me know if this helps

Apr 30, 2009 | Symantec Norton Ghost 14.0: Windows

2 Answers

WD 500 GB resized by Norton Ghost Restore to 120 GB and can not get it to original size.

You should partition your new drive first to say 160Gb (you lose a bit after formatting) for 1st partition and the remaining capacity for the 2nd partition. Because your Ghost image is 120Gb it can only restore to a partition of 120Gb, that is why it shows 120Gb on a 500Gb on a single partition.
You may be able to fix this problem without starting again by using Disk Manager (from Control Panel - Admoinistrative Tools) to create a 2nd partition on the hard drive and format this partition.

Apr 28, 2009 | Dell XPS M1210 Notebook

1 Answer

Blue ghost

I have blue ghosts/shadowing at the top of the screen.

Sep 24, 2008 | Philips 42PF7320A 42 in. Plasma HDTV

1 Answer

Ibm thinkpad T40 Hard Drive change out

After fdisk and format you need to ensure that operative system is installed into yor hard drive. Using ghost you restore the image disk by booting from ghost image CD if you made a bootable image disk. Ensure Bios is set up to boot from CD.
If you used Norton Ghost ensure you captured the image of full bootable original hard disk drive for same computer. If it does not boot after restoring ghosted image, than the image it is probably not complete. If hard disk image is not good, easiest thing to do is using Windows install CD to installl again operative system, then you eventually restore ghost image.

Aug 17, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Grand WEGA KF50XBR800 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television Logo

534 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Televison & Video Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74999 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Sony Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides