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Image slopes (slightly)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by John Watson, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. John Watson

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    For years I noticed on a 4:3 set that the DVD image for less-than-full screen movies, sloped slightly from left to right, at least along the top edge. The decline amounts to almost 1/2" on the 27" set

    I always wondered if might have been the TV tube of that particular Sony 27" set itself.

    But now I'm seeing the same thing on a smaller TV set, so wonder if there is any generic explanation for this phenom.

    Hope I'm not in the wrong room, or asking a question that's been asked many times before. [​IMG]

    TIA!
     
  2. Greg_S_H

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    Could be gravitational forces in your particular area. Some TVs have a tilt correction control to combat this phenomenon. A standard 4:3 set probably will not have this control in the menu, but it might in the service menu.
     
  3. John Watson

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    Wow, I feel like its an X Files phenomenon. Has anyone else ever seen this?

    The 27" set performed the same way before I moved a 1000 miles eastward, so maybe geography is not the only factor.

    Because of the eye-level factor in the room, I can't be sure, but it does seem that I don't notice that the lower edge of the image is parallel with the top edge. In fact, it doesn't seem to slope. And being an old TV, it's not flatscreen, which may have a bearing on what I see.

    Thanks for the suggestion tho Greg.


    I do tend to be finicky, I notice when pictures on the all are not hanging right too.
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    I have heard of this. Greg is right: there is a tilt control on some (most? all?) 16:9 TVs. You adjust the same way you adjust the volume - with a control bar. Older TVs won't have it in the user controls, but it might be in the engineer's menu.
     
  5. Paul_Nyman

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    John,

    What model Sony do you have and how old is it?

    Our tv is five years old, Sony 27inch WEGA had this happen after a cross country move, and it can be corrected using TILT control in tv menu.
     
  6. John Watson

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    Paul, its about 7 or so years old, not a wega, the manual and remote and the onscreen menus are lousy, but we'll take a look for 'Tilt'. Thanks
     

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