New TV made arcing sound (32HS500)

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  1. Mark Hedges

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    Hello!

    My Sony 32HS500 was delivered yesterday, and after using it for about an hour I heard an arcing sound and the picture flashed off for an instant. It seems to be working fine afterwards. Is this something I should be worried about?

    Could it be related to my center channel speaker (JBL S-Center II). It doesn't seem to be shielded adequatly since it is causing a purple discoloration at the top center of my screen. Could this be causing damage?

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  2. Adam Brandner

    Adam Brandner Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't know if that's what's causing the problem, but I'd move that speaker ASAP. A few years back, I had a pair of heavy duty stereo speakers next to my entertainment center that caused permanent discoloration to the left side of my TV. I wasn't aware of what magnets could do to televisions at the time. Try mounting that center channel under the TV or a little higher above on a shelf or something.
     
  3. Mark Hedges

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    I was talking to a tech at Best Buy and he said that the TV may have auto degaussed. Does anybody know if Sony Wegas do this during operation? I know they do it upon startup. It makes sense as I am having a problem with my center channel speaker.

    Mark
     
  4. Mike Hamilton

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    -TV's degauss upon turn on (on a Sony that is that "ka-thung" noise when it powers up.

    -Get the speaker out of there. Sony uses an Aperature Grill (a series of piano-like wires stretched [picture a harp] vertically and positioned horizontally across the inside of the CRT. These wires can get permanently magnetized and then you are SOL.

    -The snapping is common in the first 30-45 days of operation, especially if you live in a low huidity climate (4% here last week).
     
  5. Mark Hedges

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    Thanks! It does seem that the snapping is fairly common judging by comments on other boards. I moved the center channel off the tv by about an inch using the Sanus TV shelf. I no longer notice any discoloration. Does that mean I am in the clear or could there still be problems?

    Mark
     

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