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post #3121 of 3297 Old 04-28-2009, 09:39 PM
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My KD-34XBR970 is also working, it gets used about 16 hours a day everyday (and im not the one using it!) The PQ on it still looks the same from when we bought it, I cant say that for the brightness as that process happens very slowly, but the TV hasn't gotten any blurrier! I just need to adjust the geometry and overscan on it (planned on doing that when I got it over 3 years ago). All that it gets used for is TV, I have my vpl-aw15 projector for movies and games

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The real honest reason I am using my Bose, is because one of the JBL woofers blew out.
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How do you fix any blurriness in the picture? I'm sure the simple answer is to go into the service menu, but where in the service menu is it and how do you fix it?
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I put my LCD kd-32LM400 next to my WEGA 36HS500 and it's amazing how crap the Lcd looks next to it.
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How do you fix any blurriness in the picture? I'm sure the simple answer is to go into the service menu, but where in the service menu is it and how do you fix it?

Where on the picture is the blurriness? Corners? Whole screen?
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Where on the picture is the blurriness? Corners? Whole screen?

The left side of the screen.
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Is there color fringing there? (Red and green edges)
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Is there color fringing there? (Red and green edges)

No. It's more like a ghosting effect. It's apparent if I'm watching a DVD and I can see it on menu text.
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Just got one of these in town for $250, from a guy replaced with a 52xbr6. Along with my sony 32" kds hdtv 4:3, trinitron 36", lcd 32xbr6. Just want to know how I can make the best use of this set compared to the others I own? I told myself I was done buying more until I saw this one on craigslist. Its a set I always wanted.
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... Just want to know how I can make the best use of this set ...

I would suggest turning it on and watching it, from time to time.

And, a better position for viewing the screen would be somewhere in front of it.

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Just got one of these in town for $250, from a guy replaced with a 52xbr6. Along with my sony 32" kds hdtv 4:3, trinitron 36", lcd 32xbr6. Just want to know how I can make the best use of this set compared to the others I own? I told myself I was done buying more until I saw this one on craigslist. Its a set I always wanted.

I don't understand the question?
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Ah! Glad I found this thread. I bought my 970 a few years ago when they were phasing them out - picked up the the last boxed one at Best Buy near me for $850. Worked fine ever since.

I would love to make some adjustments to the geometry, so I'll have to go digging through this thread and the Sony service menu thread for some clues.
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Been a while since people posted about this TV. Anything new?
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My 970 is still kicking out an Awesome picture.

Also, I'm getting the DTVpal DVR for mine to compliment the free OTA programming I receive here in Ohio.

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Anything new going on?
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Anything new going on?

Well, it's close to saying goodbye to the beast...

After looking at the latest 240Hz LED TVs, super thin & light weight ergonomics from Samsung and Sony, the beast is showing it's age....

Sadly...
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Well, it's close to saying goodbye to the beast...

After looking at the latest 240Hz LED TVs, super thin & light weight ergonomics from Samsung and Sony, the beast is showing it's age....

Sadly...

Well the CRT has been obsolete for a few years now. Obviously it would be showing its age. Of course any new snazzy LED TV will be superior now.
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Except for the black level!
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Okay, three issues I'd like to bring up to see if anyone can help me out.

- any fine white lines appear yellow, such as zippers or white stitching on clothing, along with thin white text on black background during the credits.

- on the right edge of the screen, there is a small area that is affected when there is a red/orange background. This area turns pinkish only when the image is red/orange.

- the extreme left and right sides (where the 4:3 bars would be) seem to be blurry with slight color fringing. Most noticeable while watching HD content.


I'd appreciate the help, especially with the yellow problem!
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So out of curiosity, what is the best course of action for degaussing this unit?

Too nice of a set to let the red and yellow ruin it...
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So out of curiosity, what is the best course of action for degaussing this unit?...

The 970 has an integrated degaussing coil that is triggered at power up. Some color purity issues are induced by external magnetic fields from speakers or electronic components.

Service menu LANDING parameters can be used to resolve color purity problems that are not resolved with the automatic degausser or removal of offending external magnetic fields.

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The 970 has an integrated degaussing coil that is triggered at power up. Some color purity issues are induced by external magnetic fields from speakers or electronic components.

Service menu LANDING parameters can be used to resolve color purity problems that are not resolved with the automatic degausser or removal of offending external magnetic fields.

If this were not to solve it, what would be the recommended course of action?
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So out of curiosity, what is the best course of action for degaussing this unit?

Too nice of a set to let the red and yellow ruin it...

when you turn the tv on, that noise you hear is the set degaussing

try it a few times

there's a timer that wont let it degauss when turning the set off then on again right away. not sure how much time has to lapse for it to degauss again when powering up, maybe a few minutes

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Got a question. I purchased this TV as a display from Circuit City a couple of years back, and I received two remotes with the unit, none of which is actually the correct remote. Neither of the remotes have the "reset" button, and I am wanting to reset the TV to the factory defaults (the tuner has been awfully buggy lately and I am wanting to see if this fixes it).....Does anyone have any other suggestions on how to reset the TV to the factory defaults without pressing the reset button on the remote?
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I have a 970 that I want to sell. The TV was the last NIB unit at my local Circuit City and has lived in a guest room since with less than 30 total hours of use. I've had no luck establishing a realistic price for an AVS classified ad. There's no recent history for AVS, eBay, or Craigslist (except one @ $400) that I can use as a guideline for a realistic asking price.

If you're not looking for a 970 (duh!), and you'd ring in with your best guess then I'd be appreciative...
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I have a 970 that I want to sell. The TV was the last NIB unit at my local Circuit City and has lived in a guest room since with less than 30 total hours of use. I've had no luck establishing a realistic price for an AVS classified ad. There's no recent history for AVS, eBay, or Craigslist (except one @ $400) that I can use as a guideline for a realistic asking price.

If you're not looking for a 970 (duh!), and you'd ring in with your best guess then I'd be appreciative...

If it's as nice as you describe, I would start at $300. I wouldn't take less than $200-$250.
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I have a 970 that I want to sell. The TV was the last NIB unit at my local Circuit City and has lived in a guest room since with less than 30 total hours of use. I've had no luck establishing a realistic price for an AVS classified ad. There's no recent history for AVS, eBay, or Craigslist (except one @ $400) that I can use as a guideline for a realistic asking price.

If you're not looking for a 970 (duh!), and you'd ring in with your best guess then I'd be appreciative...

A Non-smoking home and low usage will help the resale value. Remember, this was the last of the great HD CRT's that Sony sold. With Black levels and PQ that rival some of the $$$ LCD's and Plasmas still selling today. (Video Gamers like the no Lag thing w/ CRT's)

If I had to replace mine today I might consider up to $500.oo, but no higher. (Yes I'm a Gamer)

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Except for the black level!


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What state are you selling this TV in?
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what state are you selling this tv in?


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Why do HD OTA Broadcasts have a 4:3 ratio why none HD and digital channels have 16:9 ratio? I can't seem to get the correct aspect ratio through the menu options. Happens for both 720p and 1080i broadcasts.
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