Question about Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection Television

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Picture changes focus/sharpness instantly and then recorrects

Hi, I have a kp57ws500 that I just fixed (had to adjust blue CRT). While watching anything, the tv seems to lose focus for a bit, then refocus back to good clarity. It does this every 30sec to a minute. It seems to happen when the contrast changes alot.
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As a follow up, I checked the CG board and found two bad resistors, so I replaced it....but that didn't fix the problem.

As for the DRC-MF idea, all I have on my picture menu is Interlaced, Progressive and Cinematic. I don't have the ability to turn the DRC off (I don't think).

This is definitely due to the green side of things, the loss of clarity is due to the green going way out of focus and then the TV loops itself back in. If I turn the green focus **** on the front convergence/focus panel (behind the front cover), it will "click" the TV back into good quality, but it guickly diverges again.

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Hi

You can try and get more infornation for me.

Go into the the menu by pressing the WEGA GATE button on the remote. In the sub menu of picture adjustment switch the DRC-MF setting to off. It should read normal.

See if this stoppes your focus problem.

If it changes let me know for further directions.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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