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Desperate help needed! Sony WEGA problem!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin_M_M, May 13, 2002.

  1. Kevin_M_M

    Kevin_M_M Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm less versed in equipment HTF language than I am in DVD language, so I may have trouble explainging this.

    I have a SONY WEGA I bought in September. Slowly, something has been bothering me more and more that has culminated in almost complete frustration and distraction while I'm trying to enjoy Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2.

    I've got a faint discoloration line traveling left to right across my screen over and over on my brand new flat screen TV. WHY?

    Is there anything I can do to fix this or do I need to junk it now?

    How do I prevent this from happening to my next television?

    Thanks for any help you guys may have!
     
  2. Justin Gates

    Justin Gates Agent

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    The problem you describe sounds like it could be the wega color banding problem. I have a wega and had the same issue but it is easily fixable from the service menu. I'm trying to find a link right now that references how to fix it becase it has been a while since I made the changes to mine.

    I believe it was the HOSC setting in the service menu if I remember correctly. If it is the same problem as what I had on my set, when you see these bands of colors when watching a DVD and you pause the player they stay on the screen. What I did to fix them is simply pause the DVD at a spot that showed them on the screen the worst. Then went into the service menu and adjusted the HOSC setting until they were gone. On my set I had to lower the setting from about 14 to about 12, but again I am going from memory right now.

    Anyway, if I find a link I'll post it, otherwise try doing a search for Wega color banding fix.
     
  3. Kevin_M_M

    Kevin_M_M Stunt Coordinator

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    its nothing to do with the way i have the television connected is it?

    im using the s-video cable from my dvd to my wega right now. i found this had better picture than with composite cables.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Of course an S-video connection will give you a better picture than composite. Why not fork over some dough for a decent set of component-video cables? On a WEGA, you'll notice the improvement. Settle only for the best.

    Which model WEGA, by the way?
     

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