Well, thanks to all the hard work and information in this forum I have successfully performed many of the tweaks for my 65SWX20B. I am very frustrated with the colors though, all synthetic colors look to hot.
I have done the following (some per the service manual instructions):
Mechanical followed by electrostatic focus
Rebuilding geometry with template then proper convergence in DCAM (after I messed it up
reposition Magic Focus patterns (due to overflow errors)
Misc tweaks for reduced ghosting, ringing ect... with good results!
I have an Onkyo DVD player that passes pluge signals and have used it with the new DVE disk to try and correct the color decoder problems.
With DVE's modified color bar up, I was able to balance the colors through the blue filter (was fine as-is), then I was able to turn down the red (r/b-GAF @ 02 from 0C) and balance the color bar through the red filter, but for the life of me I cannot balance the color bar with the green filter. I have tried every tweak listed in this forum for green. I have tried the g drives and cuts, no joy!
I have my DVD player hooked up via HD Component input 1, and a Sony HD300 via the DVI input. I just use one at a time. Faces of people seem the worst, with green tint in the shadows of the faces. All grass seems to be electric, and any picture with green plant life seems to cause other parts of the picture to have green tint. It is not as noticeable while watching DVD's, and HD broadcast on the HD300, but while watching standard satellite or OTA it is noticeably annoying.
While watching Underworld (nice!
) I still notice slight green tint in some faces even though the film is shot with a cool washed out filter of some sort.
I did not notice it as bad before tweaking, the only thing I can think of is a possibility of bumping one of the screen pots on the focus pack, but I don't think so, I know not to touch those. Or possibly the set is just broken in and needs adjusting? Could it be the HD300? I wish the digital stations would broadcast color bars during sign off....
G/B-GAF is at 00
GY-PH-F is at 00
It seems that if I could adjust G/B-GAF down below 00 it would fix the problem, but obviously I can't.
I am considering having a service tech out to fix this, since I still have part of the 1 year warranty avail.