This thread seems to be about bigger and more expensive models than my little kv-20fs120, but I'm interested in tinkering in the service menu to get the best out of my tv, for practice so I'll be less likely to make mistakes on a larger tv in the future and just for the fun of it. BUT, info on this model is pretty hard to come by, probably because it's so low end that no one ever bothered..
Most of the problems with it are minor and I'll probably be able to fix with DVE once it gets here (except for a slight convergence problem, which I don't think this model has adjustments for), the problem is I don't know what all of the abbreviations in the service menu are. I've managed to get some of the basics from a combination of the things posted early in this thread, and "SONY Service Mode NTSC Version Compiled by Anthony W. Haukap" and a little bit of guessing, but the meaning of the majority of the three hundred settings remain a mystery to me.
I copied down all the names of the settings and their default values in a text document, to which I added the few definitions I could find. I'd get the service manual, but I read that they rarely reveal the meanings of the settings (how the heck do people learn them, then?).
If no one knows where I can find the meaning of all the individual settings, maybe someone could help me understand at least what the categories mean..
DEF ntsc - I found descriptions for most things in this category, it mostly has to do with geometry stuff.
16:9 ntsc - I'm pretty sure this is for the 16:9 enhanced mode
VP1 ntsc - has controls for the guns and a lot of stuff I have no idea about
vp2 ntsc - no idea
NR ntsc - no idea
Pallet pro - I think they're picture, brightness, etc controls, with a lot of other settings I don't know the meaning of
y ntsc - no idea
C ntsc - no idea
RGB ntsc - no idea
Defd ntsc - no idea
other ntsc - no idea
h/w akb ntsc - still no idea..
audio ntsc - FINALLY, I word I understand.. too bad I don't know what more than half the settings are for
ap2 ntsc - no idea
micro ntsc - no idea
feature ntsc - no idea what the features are or what their settings control
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