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Desperate help needed! Sony WEGA problem! (1 Viewer)

Kevin_M_M

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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!
 

Justin Gates

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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.
 

Kevin_M_M

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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.
 

Jack Briggs

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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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