Originally Posted by jtbell
I get an intermittent, flickering second image offset slightly from the first image, via the composite-video output. I haven't tried the RF output. Tuning to a different channel usually fixes the image, at least temporarily. I've tried two different composite-video cables and two different inputs on my TV, with the same result.
I exchanged my unit yesterday, at a different Circuit City store from the one where I bought it, hoping it would have a different batch of units. It has the same problem, perhaps a bit worse!
After observing it some more tonight, it looks like this "dancing image" syndrome occurs only in portions of the image that are stationary. For example, in the basketball games on CBS tonight, the text in onscreen graphics like the score bug "danced" but the moving parts of the image didn't. The players were always OK. The court and details of the building in the background were OK while the camera was panning, but when the camera stopped panning, those started to "dance," too. And of course the on-screen menus and displays from the unit "dance" except for the signal-strength bar whose reading usually fluctuates a bit, continuously.
As before, the "dancing" is intermittent. Changing to another channel usually stops it temporarily.
I don't think I've seen anybody else mention this. Am I the only person who's seeing this? Maybe it's my TV (a 2.5-year-old Panasonic HD-ready LCD). I've never seen this with any of my other components, but I don't think I've ever used the composite-video inputs before, just component, HDMI or S-video.
(Added) Aha, it does
have something to do with my TV. I fed the Zenith into one of the composite-video inputs on my DVD recorder, which is connected to the TV via component-video. The "dancing" images are no more. The image is slightly softer than before, but still looks pretty good.