Originally Posted by raouliii
I don't think that procedure will fix misconvergence.I would recommend working on the convergence and focus, independent of one another.
It ended up being that none of the code adjustments helped. I ended up doing a precision focus adjustment by filing out a hole in the back of the set then adjusting focus with a screwdriver. Then I went back in and adjusted the service codes to great effect alleviation much of the convergence issues.
Now I want to go back in and refocus the set to see how sharp I can get it. Without proper convergence in the center of the screen it's hard to achieve good focus. Although, I suspect I could turn off all but one gun and adjust focus for it then work my way up to all three.
I would recommend starting with what you already have. Write them down and don't attempt ANY type of reset.
What I already had about 1 year ago from the factory was absolutely terrible. I ended up getting it as good as possible myself. I just had no idea the precision focus pot was that far off. It was so bad that some of the focus and convergence codes did nothing at all that I could see. Once I got better focus of the screen all the code adjustments are noticeable now.
BTW, the focus (QP) parameter defaults for your set are not 31 or 32.
It's a good place to start from. That's what I meant. It's actually at 31 right now and adjusting it in either direction takes the picture out of focus.
I just had no idea turning that focus knob behind the set could do so much for the picture. I have my HTPC connected via HDMI and I can "almost" read fine text in 1080i from 6 feet away. In 720p I can read fine text with no issues at all. 1080i even allows me to use the PS3 browser and read forum like this from over 10 feet away. My TV is approaching the clarity and resolution of my FW900 computer monitor and, that is no easy task for ANY display.
Some ps2 games running in 480p look better than some xbox games. Tekken 5 is a great example on how greatly focus can effect your picture. I can play DOA3 or DOA2U on Xbox then switch to Tekken 5 in 480p and it's really difficult to argue which game is technically superior. Tekken 5 is cleaner than both DOA games. Upscaled field rendered games from PS2 really benefit as well.
I knew this was an amazing TV but, I never knew it was this amazing.