20 Most Recent Sony KP-61S65 61" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers


I just got a sony

Let me make a guess from experience.

The lines or noise is worse when set first on or after it is on a while.

My question is does it get better/worse after on for a while; if so I can tell you what part is bad.

A photo of picture posted here would tell me instantly.

Before you rate this solution let me know what you find.

5/29/2014 11:38:53 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on May 29, 2014

Blue on tv

that usually means no input detected, check input cables and input selected
3/11/2013 4:12:48 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Mar 11, 2013

Screen has bright circle in center and dark around edges and corners

You may want to remove back cover and wipe/clean the three large black lens.Also go to an unused video input and examine screen; Same problem?Let me know what you find.Steve
2/29/2012 5:39:44 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Feb 29, 2012

Need to clean the mirror

unscrew the back boards
1/11/2012 4:36:08 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Jan 11, 2012

How can I remove the screen to gain access to the

all i do is unscrew the back 3 boards then pull the mirror out then there is plenty of room to work
1/11/2012 4:33:58 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Jan 11, 2012

Dull picture

The picture is dull because your bulb is dying or dead or even the TV has come to that age that it no longer a vivid nice picture. A bulb with housing is around $150.
3/1/2011 2:42:41 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Mar 01, 2011

I need pricing for a comparable unit to the

Not to be rude, but in all honesty why bother?

DLP projectors are cheaper, smaller, lighter, portable, more energy efficient and able to do better graphics for both computer needs or home theatre needs. Plus they can do much bigger pictures for a lot less money.

Consider it. I have a BenQ model, a much older one, pre HDMI and I am very very satisfied with the quality and how long it has lasted. Screen and projector was $999 straight from a TV deal.(I'm equally surprised how my unit is holding its value)
Now they're higher quality ones(WXGA (is above HDTV) and up) available with better brightness (lumens) and with more inputs ( HDMI)... my advice is to check this out and get as many inputs as you possibly can. Make sure to make sure all your current units will plug into it as well and be prepared for a far more theatrical experience. I think it was tigerdirect dot com that I saw some good ones on.


Actually that is a pretty incredible selection. I even saw a 3-D one in there for $700 which is a lot less than I would have expected. I see many do have not many inputs so you may need to buy a switcher box but considering the size increase I would think it would be worth it. Just my two cents.
8/13/2010 9:30:51 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Aug 13, 2010

Having problems with my kp-61hs20 .Last night the

it sounds as if one or more of the capacitors need replaced call your local tv repair shop and they can fis fast easy and cheap.
7/1/2010 1:45:52 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Jul 01, 2010

My sony projection screen tv the colors are not

I think your convergence is out of align. I looked at the manual on the sony site. Setting it starts on page 14. If you don't have the manual you can find it here http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=KP61S65
3/2/2010 4:59:51 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Mar 02, 2010

Bad boards Where can i find replacements? Sony KP-61S65

This seller can help you - http://myworld.ebay.com/elmira.lv
1/14/2010 11:35:29 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Jan 14, 2010

Lost remote--any way to set

get a universal remote control ...and locate your model and get the code...
but main functions can be set from the buttons...if you can get into menu
11/4/2009 8:03:23 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Nov 04, 2009

I just started to have picture problems with my

This model was was made around 1999 and most of the Sony sets use two STK-392-560 OR two of the STK-392-110 CONVERGENCE CHIPS.

The chips are located on two metal heat sinks with fins and usually are on the board on the far left as you look from the back of the TV.

They will be black in color--about 2 and 1/2 inches wide by 1 and 1/2 inches tall and black in color--they will have the STK full number printed on them in white.

A pair of either chips can be bought on Ebay for about 12 dollars plus shipping----there are several fuses that do not look like fuses that protect them--two are on the power board and the rest are around the chips.

What needs to be done here if convergence is bowed and or will not adjust---both chips and any other bad parts--fuses etc need to be located and replaced---usual parts cost is under 30 dollars.

The board will have to be removed from the frame to get at them and they and the fuses are soldered in---you need to be able to solder etc.

If you can do the repair or know a friend who can do it for you -----you can save the set and a lot of money

Most shops are going to get 300 or more for this type of repair.

I know as I have done hundreds of these sets with convergence problems---

I am here to help people---I do this here for free--if you have questions or need advice let me know.

Regards, SD TECH
10/31/2009 3:10:45 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Oct 31, 2009

I was working on my sony 61 inch KP-61S65 rear

If you have owned this one for years you may have a problem with the lamp. Check if the enclosure may have distorted the picture due to dirt. Otherwise it would need replacement. The voltage from the flyback when adjusted may compensate for it but once the lamp further goes bad adjustments may not work and may further damage other parts.
10/11/2009 3:18:22 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Oct 11, 2009

We have two of these projection TVs. One of them

clean the mirror,lens and screen.if the tv is losing brightness then it time to change the lamp.cleaning is required on all dlps and vacuum out the vents ,filter and chassis which
reqires the back to be removed.
7/28/2009 4:20:25 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Jul 28, 2009

Sony Screen keeps Blinking

If the red LED blinks 5 times you have a AKB error. It is caused by the CRTs trying to balance the color, and failing. Its an annoying problem that happens when the CRTs get old. If its just beginning you can balance or slightly turn up the screen voltage to the CRTs to remove the problem, if its in the end stages, the CRTs may need to be replaced. This is however, very expensive. If you are daring and safe around high voltage, pop off the speaker grille, open the front panel up and find the focus block. Don't poke around! those big red wires have 30,000 volts running through them! The focus block is a black square box with six knobs on it. Three are labeled screen, three labeled focus. You will see each row labeled R, G, B for red green and blue. The writing is tiny. Mark all three screen knobs with a colored marker so you know where they started. Then turn each one up slightly. If you have a picture, put it to a black screen or blank input. Turn each knob up just unit you see the color over drive and turn it back down to black. You want to set it just below retrace to maintain black level but drive the CRT fully. Setting this is hard but may fix an AKB issue.
4/13/2009 3:11:56 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Apr 13, 2009

Lost picture when unplugig my laptopn from the front s video 2 po

3/7/2009 8:31:26 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Mar 07, 2009

I have a sony rear projection 52 in tv i need help with...

you can do it yourself if you can orer the part..its about 120.00 i think for the powerboard and then th time it takes you to put it in. if a repairman does it hes charging you at least 75.00 an hour for labor.
2/9/2009 3:44:12 AM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Feb 09, 2009

Sony kp61s65 dull picture

well I had the same problem and my husband opened it up and cleaned it and now the picture looks very good. So u might try openning it up and cleanning it ur self.
12/7/2008 7:52:46 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Dec 07, 2008

Dull picture on my KP61s65

You can safely clean the mirror and lenses, it can greatly increase your picture if its dirty. If you unplug your tv you can safely remove the back and gain access to the lenses. All it takes is a philips screwdriver. After you remove the back, you can remove the light barrier between the upper and lower half to free up some room. Take a dry scratch-free cloth and wipe the dust from the lenses. If they're grimy, use a little lens cleaner (liquids used sparingly here, electronics don't like liquids, be careful) You can look up into the top and see if the mirror is dirty. A flashlight shined on it will illuminate the dust/dirt if its there. If you don't smoke you likely won't need to clean the mirror, but it may need it. Use windex or similar for tough grime.. I can usually reach up to get the whole mirror but I've heard of using a swiffer mop to reach the top. Removing the screen is difficult but possible if needed to get inside. Don't touch the back of the screen but lightly with a rag to get cobwebs, etc.
12/7/2008 7:51:02 PM • Sony KP-61S65... • Answered on Dec 07, 2008
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