HDTV Component Video problem

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  1. Peter L

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    Hi, Recently when I was watching a DVD movie, I notice the image on the screen turned to a yellowish/greenish tint and would switch back to regular color back and forth by itself. At first I suspected the monster component cable that I was using but I switched cables same thing. Then I plugged in my xbox with component video in to test, same yellowish tint. So I 'm fairly certain it's my TV that is the problem. If I use Svideo and composite then everything is normal no problems at all, only component inputs from my TV and no matter which component input I use from my tv it still shows the yellowish / greenish tint.

    My question is, what is the exact problem with my tv? and how expensive would it be to fix?

    My equipment list:

    Sony HDTV KP51HW40 widescreen
    Panasonic DVD RP-91 Progressive scan
    Denon 3802 Receiver
    Polk audio speakers
    Xbox component out


    Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Peter
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

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    This sounds like the "flicker Problem" that was fairly common on that particular set. Sony has issued a service bulletin and I think extended the warranty to cover it. Check out the Sony forum over at Home Theater Spot for more details on this.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Actually, it sounds more like a bad component connection. Have you tried to see what DVDs look like with the S-video connection? That could help isolate the problem. If it weren't for the way it switches from "normal" color to the distorted color, I'd say the thing is severely mistracking the grayscale.
     
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    Jack's right, first try other inputs like S-video or even the set's own tuner. If you have the "flicker problem" it'll show up on all sources not just component inputs.
     
  5. Peter L

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    Hi,

    Svideo works perfectly fine no problems at all from dvd to tv, only component it seems like.

    Can anyone provide a link for the service bulletin in regards to the sony "flicker problem" issue?

    THanks,

    Peter
     
  6. Jack Briggs

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    Well, you want to get the component-video inputs serviced/replaced. How old is the set?
     
  7. Peter L

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    I purchased the Sony 51HW40 in Jan 2002, and I have extended warranty so hopefully everything will be covered. I just wanted to know how serious the problem is and how much work will be needed to fix the problem.

    Thanks,

    Peter
     
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    Hi,

    I read the Sony Service Bulletin from Home theater Spot but the service # is for USA only. If anyone has the number for Canada, please let me know.

    THanks,

    Peter
     
  9. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Time to use FS's performance warranty ... as you are into
    the FS extended warranty part now. That's what its there
    for.

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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Time to use FS's performance warranty ... as you are into
    the FS extended warranty part now. That's what its there
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