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Image has shifted to the left

I am using a cable cardand have no problem getting a perfect picture with my High Def stations.... but every other station (including viewing digital pictures from an SD card) have the images shifted about 6 inches to the left. The Channel display box doesn't shift and is always visible in the upper left corner, but the broadcast image is shifted left. The aspect button does not resolve this problem

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Re: Image has shifted to the left

Go to this thread - the instructions posted work.

You just need to buy the JIG to upgrade your firmware.

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Re: Image has shifted to the left

You need to contact a technician who has the software jig to fix your problem.....The part number is TNPX25JIG and is no longer
available...........Good Luck.

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Does this only happen with High Def channels? Does it happen every time you change to another HD channel? If you answer 'yes' to either of these, it is most likely due to the television's processing capabilities. Because of the high amount of data that is required to deliver HD content, manufacturers have found creative (but not necessarily convenient) ways of dealing with the processing issues (blank screen delay for example). Since the audio and video signals for any given television station (either HD or regular) are transmitted separately, the television has to process that data internally so that you get the picture and sound aligned properly when you are watching it. HD broadcasts are much more demanding than regular stations requiring manufacturers to constantly improve this processing speed with every new model. On some televisions, the channel remains blank for a few seconds to allow the television to configure all of the information so it looks good when it's ready, which could explain the delay you are describing. At the time your television was manufactured, this may have been the best technology your manufacturer had to offer. On my personal flat panel, I get the picture and sound right away, but I have to wait about 15 seconds for the sound to catch up to the picture which I think is more annoying than being forced to look at a blank screen. But that's just me.

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I hope this helps! please rate highly!

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