Hello. My TV has a 1/2" black border on all 4 sides. I have attempted all the different setting functions on both my Sony and DirecTV remotes. Tried resetting the dish with no luck. Hoping this is not a issue with the TV tube inself. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
Check for unit posting any blink codes on the timer LED. Google "sony blinking codes" for the explanation. Try turning unit off for 4 hours to force a hard reset of your set, you need to unplug it. Sounds like a low voltage problem in the HV circuit.
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This sounds like the HV protection circuit is cutting off the TV due to a high current event in the set. This could be a problem in the High Voltage section of your TV (Horizontal output transistor, Integrated High Voltage Transformer, and y of the deflection components, and or the CRT in cases of shorts).
I would suggest that if you do not have a background in electronics, you should have an experienced TV technician troubleshoot and repair this problem. This is due to the nature of the dangerous voltages that are present in the television.
I have this set also.. When you set up for an HD signal (1080i) it is broadcast in 16:9 which is a widescreen format. The Sony set is a 4:3 format (more of a square shape) which means the black bars at the top and bottom appear so that you get the widescreen 16:9 format to appear.
This is one of the main negatives I have about this set, however, I can't really complain as I have had it for 6 years and it works great.
I never knew about the other format until I got an HD receiver from my satellite dish provider last year. Hope that helps explain it for you..