Question about Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36HS20 36" TV

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Picture Shaking The picture shakes on this TV. Doesn't do it all the time. Thought it was the cable but it also does it when I am watching a DVD. Called Sony to find out if there was anything that could be done and they gave me a repair shop to call. Called the repair shop, $220 to look at it and if the problem can't be seen, I lose the money. Only 5 years old!

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  • bart1645 Dec 11, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I don’t have any other appliances or big speakers near the TV. The problem is intermittent and is driving me crazy. It happened again on Sunday when I turned the TV on. I unplugged the TV and let it cool down for about a half hour. Plugged it back in and it was having the same problem. I turned it back off for a few hours and turned it back on and everything was fine. I am at a loss.

  • bart1645 Dec 12, 2007

    Thanks for the input! I will give it a try. Have a good one and I'll post again if it works.



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Do you have any big speakers or some other appliance near the TV?

Magnetic fields make the screen images 'shake'.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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  • Baja Data / Jay Arias-Chavez

    Ok, this could be (since I worked in a TV Engineering department once); that YOUR TV was supposed to be shipped elsewhere (South America, Canada, anywhere else); it works like this:

    The earth has electromagnetic fields which change depending on your coordinates, and there are QA tests that resonate and tune the TV to perform at certain frequencies depending on what part of the earth it is, if you live in the USA and take your TV to South Mexico or Columbia, you'll get that intermittent view or even a fuzzy screen.

    The majority of TVs are made in Tijuana, Mexico (Sony, Phillips, LG, Sharp, name it); and shipped all over the world.

    "Funny" I used to say, "a TV is a TV, it should work ANYWHERE!" It does, but it will not display the same everywhere.

    It happens, you should take your TV to your vendor and have it changed for another one (preferably from another shipment lot). You might not be the only one with that problem with that same TV model.

    Hopefully that will do the trick, a TV for your geographic region.



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