Possible to fix blue corners on a Sony direct view TV?

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  1. Richard.J

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    This is an entry-level Sony Wega 27" TV that I bought a few years ago. I played with the service menu for probably a few hours getting the geometry to a point where I was happy with it, but there was still one thing about the television that bugged me. There was a lot of blue in three of the corners, and a little red in the lower left corner, the upper left corner being the worst. I just shrugged it off for a while...

    Recently I got a 34" Sony XBR HDTV (which took a LOT less tweaking to get it how I like it [​IMG]), and I put my 27" in the kitchen/dining room. See, I like to kick back and watch some TV while I eat, but I'm a bit spoiled by the XBR now, and the blue/red corners is bad enough to bother me on any lighter scenes.

    Changing the color temperature setting to 'warm' doesn't help, no does playing with the standard color controls. I was wondering if it's possible to fix this without paying a professional to do so?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MichaelWalsh

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    Sounds like you need to go over it with a degausing coil. Unless your menu has a degausing option or there is a button for such on the set?
     
  3. Andre D

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    I thought most Sony's degause as you power them up.
     
  4. Richard.J

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    If it does degauss on startup, the effect isn't strong enough to fix the problem. There doesn't seem to be a manual degauss, either.

    I read up a bit on degaussing coils; perhaps I might take that route.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Richard, did you have unshielded speakers placed near this WEGA?
     
  6. Richard.J

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    Jack: Actually, yes the TV used to be sitting next to some old Pioneer CS-D9000's (3-way floor standing with 12" woofers). They never seemed to affect the picture unless they were playing at far higher volume than I'd normally listen to them at, so I figured they weren't permanently affecting the screen. Perhaps I was wrong. [​IMG] However, I'm using a little Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system with it now that I know is shielded, so the problem seems to be permanent unless I do something about it. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Well, Richard, manually degaussing that set probably is useless. Discoloration caused by magnets fast becomes permanent damage. I know. It's happened to me. JB
     

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