Originally Posted by WizJr
After I posted this yesterday I saw something that said this was a flaw in all 34X***** model televisions and had something to do with the magnets. IS that the case and if so should I bother to call sony repair to fix it or not bother because they will just become unaligned again?
No, it won't become "unaligned" again. The flaw is in the initial setup. Cure it, and it's cured forever.
Curvature of horizontal lines can be adjusted only by magnets or by deflection-yoke alignment, and we don't really know the cause in your case. I don't believe for a second that it's a flaw in all 34X*** TVs, because the cause is not something inherent in the design. Sony might have made a bad run of deflection-yoke assemblies that has appeared in a certain production run of TVs, but that would have a beginning and ending point. Same thing if a geometry-setup technician was having a bad week and did a second-rate job on 100 TVs -- who knows? My 36XS955, which has virtually the same technical deflection task as yours, is perfect, and I have seen 34XBR960s that were perfect at screen center. A little gamey in the corners, perhaps, but not in the "meat" of the picture. (The "XBR" designation would have no bearing on this.)
As Glen says, no CRT set is lkely to be perfect in geometry, but we who love them for their virtues will just have to forgive them a few quirks. Flat-panel sets have their own quirks and limitations, albeit perfect geometry. This month, this year, I would still buy another CRT-TV (if available!). Your set, it seems to me, goes a bit beyond "quirk."
If you are really not splitting hairs, and this really is annoying from your normal viewing position, I would complain under the service warranty to see if a tech can come out and improve on it. Call directly a local shop recommended by a store that sells the set; you're likely to get more cooperation than calling Sony, who may stonewall.