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Pioneer SD-532HD5 - Picture Bowed on sides only on 1080I

Using Dish VIP-622 or Sony Blu-Ray when setting device to output 1080i signal, the picture on the TV becomes somewhat distorted (bowing in on left and right).

On Dish, picture for setting 480P looks fine.

Any suggestions on getting my Hi-Def pic back?

Thanks in advance,

Pete

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  • petes999 Jan 08, 2009

    Thanks Dan,



    Any insight would be appreciated.

  • petes999 Jan 08, 2009

    Dan,



    I really appreciate your help and your response.



    I agree that it is not worth spending that kind of money on this set and have begun looking into a replacement.



    Again, thanks for your help,



    Pete

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I had the same problem, and I had a TV guy fix it. It was just a diode or something on the convergence board, and it took him all of ten minutes to fix it once the board was out. The trick is knowing what part to change, and the skills to do it, obviously. It was year 4, day 360, of the five year warranty when mine went, so I don't know what it cost, but it would have been all labor + $2 for the part, but they actually fixed it rather than the typical swap the whole darn board.

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The problem you are describing is known as a pincushoin problem. I'm a bit surprized that you only see it on the 1080i signal though. I've inquired at my Pioneer contact about this and will update this soon.

Stay tuned...

Dan

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • ABRsvcs Jan 08, 2009

    It turns out that this is a known problem for these sets. The recommended "fix" is to replace the convergence board at a cost of $375. I wouldn't recommend that kind of investment at this point. It is possible that the convergence ICs are starting to fail and that can show up in this manner as well. If you are to invest in this at all, I would try resoldering the entire convergence board first. If that does not resolve the problem, replace the convergence ICs (STK392-110 I think) and report the results here. Other than that, you are best to invest the $375 into a newer set.



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Your HDTV is capable of up to 1080P resolution. SDTV (standard def) signals are 480i; EDTV (enhanced def) is 480P; HDTV are 720P, (there is no 720i) 1080i and 1080P. Generally, those modes ending in "P" look better than those ending in "i". 1080i is the highest possible for broadcast TV, but BluRay disks and Directv have 1080P display capabilities.

The double picture you're describing sounds like the TV is set to display only standard or enhanced def signals while the Dish Network box is supplying it with HD signals. You should locate the control for the TV's resolution and make sure it is set to "1080P" and then set the output of your Dish Network set top box to the highest output it offers. Do the same for your BluRay player and any other devices, too.

Once set correctly, you should have a great picture once again. I hope this helps & good luck!

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So you just got your new HDTV and the piture isn't as good as you thought.


There are some things you need to know when setting up your HDTV.

First off, you need to use HDMI cables to connect your tv to your cable box or you will not get HD. That being said the first thing you will find is that HDMI cables are expensive. Although you can buy a really cheapo cheap one, be careful. Make sure it can support 1080p or the max resolution your TV displays at. Some of the cheaper ones can only support up to 720p.

So you hooked it up to the cable box using an good HDMI cable and you still do not have the picture you should. There are a few things you may still need too do to get 1080i out of it. Yes, I said 1080i. Even though your tv may be up too 1080p, cable and dish networks only transmit up too 1080i. But don't worry, 1080i is amazing for cable/dish.

First thing you need to make sure of is, does your cable/dish receiver support HD? If you have had the same box for a long time, it may not. You will have to call your provider to get an updated box. If you recently got cable/dish and the box is new, most likely your good to go. Also, it will most likely say on it, HDTV, 1080i or something related to HD on it.

Now you are good to go with you box because it is in fact HD compatible. Some cable boxes may need to be configured for HD. You don't need an HDTV signal if you don't have an HDTV, and not every one does, so why send the unit configured for HD. You need to go into your cable/dish settings and make sure you set the HD set up to display in 1080i.

Okay you set the box to 1080i. There still could be some setting on the TV if your not getting the best picture.

Make sure you are on an HD channel. Make sure you do not have zoom on, and that the TV is set to display an aspect ratio that is determined by the program, or auto. Not all TV's have these settings. Likewise, some tv's allow you to select the max resolution, if this is the case make sure it is set to 1080p, the max it can be.

You should at this point have an excellent picture on the HD channels. Not all channels are HD.

Now, a few other things not worthy as a new owner of an HDTV.

a standard dvd player does not play in high def. they have a max resolution of 480p. 480p is going to look really good if its the first time you watch a dvd on an HDTV, but it can be a lot better. For around starting at $45 and up, you can buy a DVD player that can upscale your dvd's to 1080p when you use HDMI and you will get amazing picture. But for around starting at anywhere from $100 to $150 and up, you can get your self a blu-ray player that will play blu-ray disks, and give you amazing beyond belief picture, and it will upscale your dvd's.

So you got a blu-ray. First thing I can say is I hope your refresh rate is at least 120hz or better. 60hz may disappoint you with a blu-ray player.

Blu-ray can play movies in their native 24 frames a second format of which they were filmed in. However, at 60hz, you will run into a problem trying to play the movie in 24fs. now I am not going to get technical with this, just to let you know, you need 120hz or better to use 24fs. You can turn it off, but you will get blur and it will not be as smooth. As well, with most players you must enable 24fs in the settings, usually by default, it is off,

So to recap:
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  • Always use HDMI cables.
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  • don't use zoom.
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  • you need an upscaling DVD player or Blu-ray player to watch your DVD's in HD.
  • Also must us HDMI.
  • Can't use 24fs if you have 60hz refresh rate, but can if 120 or better.
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