Hi, I have a 7.5 year old Sony WEGA 27" tube TV. Lately, I started noticing some faint horizontal banding covering the entire screen. I have been searching in vain for any clue as to what could be causing this. Perhaps it's just the picture tube nearing the end of it's life. But, I'd like to know if it's something simpler that I can correct myself and possibly get more life out of it. If not, what the heck I tried. It's there across all inputs except when I'm watching a digital channel being broadcast in HD. It is more nocticable when the brightness is turned up against darker backgrounds or if I'm looking the cable online guide (solid colors). The bands are perfectly straight and close together (pinstripe effect), but not well defined. Just for the heck of it, I checked my other older Zenith TV and sure enough it had similar banding although the lines were not as straight or pronounced.
The set also has some other issues, The color balance is off (no good greyscale, red push). I took the the back off and adjusted the G2 to no avail. I have it connected to a surge protector that also protects against EMI/RFI as well thinking it might be some sort of interference. Messed with the internal color settings. It's probably time for an upgrade but any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.