I just got a 40" Sony Bravia (model KDL-40W4100) from a friend. There seems to be boxes with (a) vertical lines and (b) incorrect colors. From what I notice, this only happens with the external inputs mode, and not the TV mode.
To be more precise, I'll give you the comparison shots for TV and external inputs mode (so the first one is TV, the second is ext.)
If I go to MENU after these respective modes, the menu seems to be fine after TV mode, and a bit messed up after the ext. mode (ie. the lines appear to be in front of the menu items):
Similar thing happens if you go to Product Support page (the first one goes from TV mode to product support, the second one goes from ext. mode to product support):
And same thing for input menu:
Just for completeness, the monitor gets the signal just fine, with the stripes on it. I don't have cable, so couldn't test if the picture is ok with that.
It would be great to know what I could do to fix this. Thanks so much for your help, everyone!
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