horizontal lines on TV

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  1. Truan

    Truan Auditioning

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    I just bought a Sony 30" widescreen Wega TV, and when I got it home I noticed two horizontal lines, one toward the top and one toward the bottom, runnuning the entire width of the screen. They are extremely thin, and no picture comes through them.

    I was in a showroom last night and noticed that all the other flat screens had them, too. But when I got home, I noticed another one on mine, near the center of the screen.

    Not sure if they are scan lines or what, or if it's normal or I need to exchange the TV. I haven't called Sony yet. Does anyone know what these are?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    These are common on Sony Trinitron (and others) flat screen TV's and monitors. I have them on my Sony computer monitor at home. Rest assured they are normal.
     
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    Thanks very much. Makes me feel a lot better. I was afraid they'd start multiplying like Gremlins.
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

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    they're the trinitron lines. Trinitron sets don't use grille aperture shadow masks, they use vertical strings of sorts, and to stabalize them, a few horizontal strands are run as well. On small screen you may find one of these, on larger screens you may find a couple more.
     

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