Upcoming Toshiba RPTV's info: convergence

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  1. Dean M

    Dean M Agent

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    For those of us that do not want to touch up our convergence constantly, my Toshiba Rep. was here last week and gave me some information on Toshiba's upcoming RPTV's. He stated that Toshiba's new rear projection televisions will have a new 'one key' convergence. The service convergence, or full convergence, only has to be done once... and that means for all modes! After the convergence has been set, at any point in the future you can press one key to reset your convergence. I know, it sounds too good to be true. Well, we will have to wait till the fall and see. Besides, it couldn't be any worse than the computer calibration done in-factory.
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Dean,
    Hitachi has had this feature for years, and Sony's V-series ntsc and all their ht-ready sets have it.
    My 99 model Hitachi 53SBX59B, a non-hd 4/3 model, has self convergence, which I can only assume works quite well. I can only assume because the set has never gone out of convergence from day one. It was rolled on it's own casters 50 yards over aggregate sidewalk to get into my house when it was delivered, and convergence was razor-sharp without mashing the self-convergence button.
    According to the service manual, the system on my set uses 8 sensors, and does a 64 point convergence. A manual convergence can be performed in the service mode and "saved."
    I briefly used the set as a display for webtv, and the picture is better focused and geometry is much better than it was on my 98 model Sony 35" XBR.
    I had it for 3 weeks before trying the "magic focus", as I feared it would mess up what was to my eye excellent convergence (I have in the past returned an rptv that could not be converged to my satisfaction). I hit the button once a month or so, just for laughs.
    I hope Toshiba implements this feature as well as Hitachi did on my set.
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    Steve S.
    I prefer not to push the subwoofers until they're properly run in.
     
  3. Bruce McDermott

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    My Sony HS-10 has this feature as well, but it's not as good as it sounds in principle. The convergence you get when you press the button is fair, but not as good as doing your own service convergence. More importantly, the convergence you get when you do your own is not "learned" by the automatic convergence feature (at least it's not learned on mine); it just returns to its original setting when you press the button.
    So..I just disabled my feature, and now do my convergences every couple of months in the service menu.
     

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