WEGA Televisions work fine?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Will Mitchell, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Will Mitchell

    Will Mitchell Auditioning

    Jan 7, 2003
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    I think this may interest many of those out there concerned with Sony WEGA systems. I wrote Sony customer service to question their understanding of the problems people are reporting. It seems that there is nothing wrong with the Wega Televisions after all! [​IMG]
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    Greetings, I am considering buying a 32" KV-32FS13 but have read a
    number of ...
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    Response (Jamie) - 01/06/2003 09:17 AM
    Thank you for your interest KV-32FS13 32-inch FD Trinitron WEGA TV.
    The KV-32FS13 is one of the finest models from Sony. We have not
    received any complaints from our customers regarding the KV-32FS13 TV.
    Sony's KV-32FS13 32-inch FD Trinitron WEGA TV is packed with features
    that create a picture perfect entertainment experience. These features
    include a 3-Line Digital Comb Filter, 16:9 Enhanced Mode
    (V-Compression), Velocity Modulation Scanning (Off/Low/High) Control, Dynamic Focus
    Circuitry, and a Dynamic Picture Processor.
    I suggest that you contact dealer in your area and view the demo of the
    KV-32FS13 32-inch FD Trinitron WEGA TV to clarify your doubts.
    You can locate dealers in your area using the dealer locator at the
    following URL:
    Please ignore the model number and enter the zip code only.
    The Sony Style team is available to assist you with further inquiries.
    Customer (William D. Mitchell) - 12/31/2002 12:31 AM
    I am considering buying a 32" KV-32FS13 but have read a number of
    reviews where people found that there was a picture geometry problem
    with the screen. I have read numerous reviews with statements similar to
    the following:
    ""Buy another Sony model" Giri on 17-Mar-2002 08:42:18 am
    I bought this model (KV-32FS13) from a local store and immediately
    noticed that the geometry was off especially in the bottom towards the left
    corner of the set (I watched the CNBC stock tickers scroll by for the
    test). The scrolling text moves in a wavy motion rather than straight
    across the screen and the text shrinks and expands as it moves across. I
    then had an authorized service dealer take a look to see if he can fix
    it using the service menu settings. Unfortunately, he told me after
    going through the service menu that there was no setting to fix this
    defect. I then had the store send me another set but it too had the same
    problem. I finally recorded CNBC on a tape, took it to the store, had them
    hook up a VCR to the floor model and it too had the same problem! We
    then hooked it up to the KV-36FS13 (the 36" equivalent to this set) and
    there was no visible problem with that set. Conclusion: There is a
    geometry problem with this model. I am considering returning this set and
    getting the 36" model. My advice to you is this: If you are not picky and
    can live with these nuances, go ahead and buy this set. If you demand
    the best from Sony, consider a different model. I personally believe
    that if you are spending close to 1000 dollars on this set, you should get
    a set free of such defects. Sony should do a better job of testing
    their sets before they ship them out."
    Again, the above statement is another person's opinion. What I want to
    know is, what is the source of this problem and is Sony aware of it?
    Can you fix it? I would like to know before I buy this model.
    Thank You,
    William D. Mitchell
    Captain, Finance Corps
    US Army
    Question #021231-000010
  2. David R Nguyen

    Dec 2, 2002
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    I recently purchased the Wega KV40XBR800. Looks great. Haven't had any of the issues that you mentioned in your thread - I haven't even fully calibrated it yet either. Although, if your budget allows for it, I would highly recommend going with the XBR line. The difference is quite noticeable especially when watching DVDs. On a non-XBR model, the scan lines are quite visible.

    Either way though, with the Wegas, you are getting a great TV. Pricey, but good Tvs.
  3. tomas_c

    tomas_c Auditioning

    Dec 20, 2002
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    After much internet research (reviews by consumers), I just purchased the Sony KV-27FS100 (updated KV-27FS13, I believe) last month and am very happy with its performance. Especially with the 16:9 vert. compression feature while watching DVDs coupled with component connections...amazing clarity and no scan lines! Most of the complaints I've read regarding most WEGA TVs are not apparent on this model. The only flaws I could see are darker bands of grey on both sides of the screen while watching ice hockey or anything with a lot of whites and a slight red shade on very dark objects. By the way, I haven't calibrated it either.
  4. KevinFC

    KevinFC Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 1, 2002
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    I bought the 32fs100 after xmas and have had no such problem. I am tweaking it with an avia disc tonight. So hopefully I will get any even better picture then what I have now.[​IMG]
  5. Ronn.W

    Ronn.W Second Unit

    Dec 16, 2002
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    I've got a KV-27FS100 as well, and I haven't experienced any of the problems mentioned either. I love the set. Before buying it I did side by side comparisons with other 27" flat screens in the store, and the Wega was by far the champ in pic, audio, and 16:9 enhanced mode.
  6. Joe Wyant

    Joe Wyant Extra

    Sep 14, 2002
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    I just got my XBR 40" Wega yesterday and I am still in total awe! This thing is amazing. I also have a 32" Wega (non-HD) that I bought a few years ago and have had no complaints other than the Wega's all seem to be VERY sensitive to magnetic fields(even from shielded speakers).


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