Re: Vizio VX32L image distorts on edges like looking in a...
I had a similar issue. Realized that the TV's "WIDE" setting was changed from "Wide" to "Panaramic". It was this panaramic setting that was causing the distortion on both sides of the screen. I had to switch it back to "Wide" using the "Wide" button on the remote to toggle back to "Wide" setting. Once I put it back to "Wide", problem went away. Hope this helps.
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Corrupted firmware. An update is necessary. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Firmware (Software) update procedure of many popular brand TVs and other devices are given in detail.
CHANGING THE SCREEN ASPECT RATIO: ( From Manual )
The TV can display images in four different modes: Wide, Zoom, Panoramic, and Normal. Each mode displays the picture differently. To change the screen aspect ratio:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote.
2. Use the Arrow buttons to highlight the Wide icon. Press OK.
3. Use the Arrow buttons to highlight your desired screen mode and press OK:
• Normal preserves the content's original aspect ratio. Since the 4:3 aspect ratio is not large enough to fill the TV's screen, black bars are added to the left and right of the display image.
• Wide stretches a 4:3 aspect ratio picture to the edges of the screen. Since the picture is being stretched, the display image may appear distorted. If the program is already formatted for widescreen viewing (1.85:1 or 2.35:1), then black bars will appear on the top and bottom of the display image.
• Zoom expands images with black bars to fit the screen.
• Panoramic expands the display image to fill the screen.
images may appear wider than intended.
If you are watching widescreen (1.85:1 or 2.35:1) content, black bars will still appear on the top and bottom of the display image. This option is only available when the TV is displaying a 480i/480p source.
If the screen is black it could be the backlights or the power board (inverter probably). To check if the backlights are out, shine a flashlight in the screen to see if you have an image. If there is an image all you have to do is replace the lights. If it's the power board, check for bulged capacitors. If you aren't comfortable with electronics or high voltage I wouldn't recommend checking them. And 3 the power inverter just check for continuity or if you're getting power at all with it plugged in with multimeter. Again if you're inexperienced and don't know what you're doing take it to a professional.
Turn on your VIZIO HDTV. Press the orange button with the "VIZIO" logo, which looks like a letter "V" with a triangular wedge in the center. If there is no VIZIO logo button, press the "Menu" button. Press the "Right Arrow" button twice to highlight the "Setup" icon, which looks like a wrench.
Press the "Down Arrow" button three times to highlight the "Wide" menu item. Press the "Left Arrow" or "Right Arrow" buttons repeatedly until the correct aspect ratio is selected. "Normal" is for a standard definition 480i signal, which has a 3:4 aspect ratio. "Wide" is for high definition signals, and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. "Panoramic" stretches the outside of the image while keeping the center at the normal aspect ratio. "Zoom" enlarges the image on the screen. Press the "Last" button twice to close the VIZIO on-screen menu.
Watch the image on the screen of your VIZIO HDTV to ensure that the picture is at the right aspect ratio. If it still looks distorted, it's most likely because you chose the wrong aspect ratio setting, because your source device is set incorrectly or because you used the wrong connection method.
I hope not but: this is probably a failure from the screen or the electronic parts that control the videosignals. i think having a specialist or the tecnical service from vizio taking a look at it will be best and safest.
Sounds like you need to try reseating the lvds cables on the t-con board.This board is located at the top of the set in the center.You will have to remove the metal shield covering the board.Then you will see to flat cables connected to the board,one for each side of the screen.carefully unlock the connectors and remove and replace the cables.If this does not work you will need a new t-con board.I'm not sure about this particular model but sometimes the t-con board is only available as part of the lcd panel assembly.Good luck!
Hi ryubaum I am Vortash from what I can see your not on your own with this problem it seems a number of people are having the same fault with various models .. here in the uk we attend regular updates from companies that inform us of stock faults ... that's faults that are most likely to appear on certain models over time ,and how to repair them .. unfortunately I am in the uk and have not worked on the us export versions of these sets and there would possibly be a difference in the stock fault reasons . All I can tell you for sure is that the problem lies in either your chroma section of the set or the main system control module ( the IC that responds to your settings commands from the Remote )
I have had similar problems with other sets of corruption of the processor and all it needs is resetting , but as for cost, here it would be approx £ 65 70 £80 that's about $ 160 at the most providing it is not an actual LCD fault hope this is of help Regards Vortash
IF I understand the problem from the limited info in your question, the problem is a distorted picture on whatever surface [probably a wall, or screen] onto which the image is projected.
With all lenses, the axis [centerline of the lens projected] MUST be absolutely PERPENDICULAR [in both the vertical and horizontal planes] to the perfectly plane [flat] surface onto which the image is projected.
IF for example, the projector is mounted in a rear corner of the room, and the camera is aimed downward and to one side to project the image on the center of the opposite wall, or a screen located there, the image will be distorted. It will be larger on one edge [fartherist from the lens] and smaller on the opposite [nearest] edge.
If it is non-perpendicular in only one axis, then two opposite edges will be different lengths, and if out of perpendicular in two axis then no edges will be the same length.
The solution to this problem is that the center axis of the lens must be perpendicular to the surface projected on, in both vertical and horizontal axis.
What you are reporting is a problem in the pincushion circuit in the horizontal section of your CRT monitor. Usually this is from an electrolytic capacitor that is no longer willing to play nice with all the other components.
It is repairable, but get an estimate first. If the repair bill appears to be around $100, you would be better off to put a few more dollars with that and buy an LCD TFT monitor.
If you are quoted $25 or $30, it is probably worth having repaired. Just keep in mind that these older CRT monitors have age on their components, and once repaired, it will still be an old monitor.
Only you can decide which choice is right for you. At least now you have a few facts to help make the decision.
I hope this helps.