Wow - Scatto, you really dug into this! Cool. I was only mentioning it in passing for anyone interested. I'll try to answer what questions I can...
- do you mean that there was an overall, green tint / cast or do you mean that it appears that the white portions of the image were replaced with green while everything else appeared neutral?A: White was replaced with an even shade of bright of green. Kind of like this guy: It was not just an "off white".
- how opaque or translucent was the green color?A: Hmm - well it replaced pure white so, I'm not sure how to answer...
- did you test the same files on another TV (another of the same model, another of a different model by Sony, another of a model from a different manufacturer)?A: Yes - I tested the exact same USB drive/files on an LG with jpeg viewing capability. It displayed the scans correctly - black and white.
Ignoring the possibility that the hue, color gain and color bias settings were all being skewed to green
, an off-the-cuff guess may be a sensitivity to the way the files were saved:
- what application did you use to save the files?A: They were downloaded from an on-line server in a .zip file and extracted to a folder using Windows XP. I did not take the pictures or create the files.
- did you save the files as JPGs via conversion from a different format (TIFF, mult-page TIFF, PSD, etc.)?A: See above.
- did you save the files with a color management profile embedded?A: No. See above.
- did you save the files with any other data embedded (thumbnail, EXIF, etc.)?A: No. See above.
In my own experience, some of the photographic images I have created and viewed (both B&W and color) were scanned with a Canonscan 9000F in TIFF format, color corrected in Photoshop and saved as TIFF (including the layers), then saved as JPGs AFTER flattening the image. Everything using this work-flow has produced images that display very nicely on my EX400.
I will note, however, that on a couple of occasions when I immediately saved PSD files as JPGs without first flattening the images, the EX400 displayed multiple horizontal red lines evenly spaced from top to bottom of the images (approx. 3'' apart ... I didn't measure but I think that is about correct). Re-saving the files AFTER flattening allowed the TV to display the images correctly. This was repeatable (the incidents occurred on either my first or second EX400; I have not tested this on my current one yet.)
The horizontal red lines mentioned above did not appear when the files were viewed in ANY PC application that I use (on Linux or Windows) regardless of whether the images were flattened first or not. This is why my post leans toward the possibility that the Sony image handling engine is extremely fragile / unsophisticated and does not always handle JPG images the way most other applications do.
By the way, I apologize in advance for violating Occam's razor here. Hey - I think it's cool that you tried to figure it out! (For everyone else reading - I did not apply quotes to this, most of this is from Scatto's post.