I took a look at the Loewe Aconda 38 the other day, and while the picture was striking in terms of color and sheer size, I found it lost resolution noticably the further away the image was from the center of the screen. I took a look close up and noticed that the softness seemed to be caused by a misconverged image. Toward the right side of the screen (I think) i noticed blue slurring, and to the left side I noticed red slurring. It got a bit extreme toward the far left and right sizes. It didn't seem to suffer from this problem when I looked at it last (at which time it was brand new out of the delivery box), but this is the same exact TV about 2 months later I was looking at, so I'm concerned about the set's reliability.
- Is this a problem that can be fixed at all?
-Can it be fixed with ISF calibration, or service menu tweaks?
-Is this just an inevitable problem with such a large tube?
-Is this the kind of problem that gets worse or better over time, or is it simply either there or not?
I'm seriously considering purchasing the set, but in light of this apparent weakness and the supposed advent of DVI/HDCP and 5C/1394, I'm nervous about the connectivity effectively completely downrezing such an expensive set. (BTW-- will HD-DVD likely only function on one of these encrypted digital connections? Or is that only a satellite thing? What about cable? What is the latest on analog "Safety"??)
"There's a... big machine in the sky... Some sort of... electric snake. It's headed right for us..."
"Not yet. I want to study its habits."