12/9/13 at 10:24am
Posts by crazebstrd
12/9/13 at 6:47am
This is a picture of my Sony WEGA FD Trinitron 27" TV. Can anyone tell me what is causing this line to appear on my screen? It appears as a bright strip during darkly lit scenes. TV is was purchased in 2006 and has heavy use.
12/7/13 at 11:24am
Hmmm....not sure about all that but I did check the voltage and it's pretty much dead on 120V. The box is connected to the Sony. The Zenith is connected through a digital adapter. (just standard channels) Both are connected to cable from split lines. Anyway, Comcast is supposed to come out tomorrow so we'll see.
12/7/13 at 10:09am
I was able to adjust the screen output to get an acceptable picture on both TVs. The banding is still present on the Sony but not as noticeable. I checked for electrical interference with an AM radio switched tuned between channels. I was finally able to determine that my new cable box was causing loud buzzing throughout my entire electrical system. Unplugging it had no effect on the TV picture tho. It otherwise seems to be working OK. Right now this is my only...
12/6/13 at 6:00pm
12/6/13 at 3:43pm
Yeah, I tend to agree with your evaluation. It's weird that it showed up almost overnight after all these years. It's possible that it could have been there all along and I just started noticing it but I doubt it. Also strange that my surge protector isn't filtering it out. Perhaps it's not strong enough or just not working. The question is what do I do now? Buy some expensive line conditioner and hope that filters it out or just try to live with it? Or buy a new TV...
12/6/13 at 2:52pm
12/6/13 at 2:27pm
12/6/13 at 2:08pm
The lines on the Zenith are similar to the Sony. They are not the retrace lines you get from turning up the screen output. The Sony has a separate internal digital tuner, not the Zenith. The Zenith has a cable converter connected to it. However, the lines appear whether the cable is connected or not. The Sony has the lines with both the digital tuner and the analog tuner. With the exception of when the OTA signal is being broadcast in 1080I or 720p. The TV can...