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post #2821 of 2894
Mine's still going strong after 4 years. I did replace it as my main TV this past spring and it's being used now for mostly video gaming/secondary HDTV but it's still being used daily.
post #2822 of 2894
I gave mine to my brother-in-law last year. He had the "green tint" problem fixed in Mar/Apr this year and it's been going strong ever since. Great set, picture... just a lot on the bulky side.
post #2823 of 2894
I retired my 32" to the basement a couple of weeks ago. I upgraded to a 52" LCD 550 Samsung. The only issues I've had with it was the greening blurry issue. My fix was to put a couple of gator-aid caps under the front of the tv. This helped keeping the blurry greenies away.
post #2824 of 2894
New to the forums. I have the HT30744 model and it appears that my screen has a slight tilt on the upper-right corner. Is there a way to fix this?
post #2825 of 2894
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Originally Posted by Mako22 View Post

I was able to fix my issue of sound static and picture loss with my HT30744. Not sure if this is related to the green tint issues that people have been experiencing.

I fixed it by either opening up the case and cleaning the dust out or solidifying the tuner card with more screws... because I did both.

Funny that Sanyo only used 2 out of 6 screws to hold the tuner card in.

I noticed this after taking the cover off... there are really 6 screw holes to hold the tuner card in. The other 4 holes are covered with the sticker that shows the L and R for all the plugs... if you gently push with a pencil (or some such object) on the sticker in back you will find indentations where the other screw holes are clovered, just put some more screws in to solidify the card. Mine is very solid now compared to before, the plugs don't move at all now.

I assume Sanyo didn't use 6 just because some of the holes are right where the L and R are on the sticker.

This gave me the confidence to open mine up. I too removed the dust that I could. Did not add any screws, but I made sure everything was connected solidly.

I had been having issues with Greening, until my set went black and I only received audio on all inputs.

Finally I found a 'H' and 'Screen' adjustment knods that are not accessible from the outside. These alone may have fixed my problem. I now have a perfect picture, though honestly I will not be sure about the Green issues until I use my HDMI connection. My greening issues seem to be connected solely to the HDMI connection.

Thanks, it was time to either fix it or toss it...
post #2826 of 2894
Anyone else having intermittent "green" issues with their Sanyo? Mine started about 3 months ago, and are intermittent. It stayed for a while, then I smacked the back of the TV and it stopped. About 2 months later, it started again, but comes and goes.

I don't really want to crack open the back of the tv, but if what was just described above is pretty easy, I'd try it.

Also, my screen is basically zoomed in too much. I don't see all of the ESPN logo that they put down the left and right sides of SD content. Can I adjust that with the H and Screen knobs that you mention above?

Thanks in advance!
Tim
post #2827 of 2894
Mostly this is too thank the many previous posters.
After a few weeks of green and reading various posts I tried lifting my set from the front right corner. Red flashed by intermittently. Holding it up I placed about a 3/8 inch cardboard shim under the corner. This seemed to help. But I noticed that the back foot was no longer touching the table top. So I pushed down the plastic case at the back corner of the set. I felt something settling inside the set. This having worked well I decided to pretty up my repair by shimming up the front right-hand leg of the set. I checked the table top for level and found that the dropped corner had resulted in the top being warped or twisted as a result of the sets considerable weight and my wonky floor. Sorry for the long preamble but it appears that this process reseated a board or component. The set has been working fine for 3 or 4 weeks now. This seems to confirm that re-seating of boards or modules may help. However I won't even take the back off my set until it acts up again. What a shame it would have been to send this beautiful TV to a landfill!
post #2828 of 2894
I was told by a TV repairman that the HT32744 "green blob" problem is due to "shadow mask doming" caused by an area of white in the picture (e.g. the ice in a hockey game etc.)

See "What is doming?" (sorry, forum will not allow me to make this a clickable link):
http://www.walshcomptech.com/repairfaq/REPAIR/F_crtfaq.html#CRTFAQ_027
post #2829 of 2894
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Originally Posted by rectalogic View Post

I was told by a TV repairman that the HT32744 "green blob" problem is due to "shadow mask doming" caused by an area of white in the picture (e.g. the ice in a hockey game etc.)

So were you able to get someone to fix it? Did they come to you (I dread lugging that TV to the car and back in)? How much did it run?
post #2830 of 2894
Just picked up a used HT30744 for $200. Previous owner said that it occasionally went green, but hitting the side of the TV usually seemed to fix it.

I took it apart and added solder to all the "Red" points mentioned in this thread, as well as a few other bad-looking spots. Watched 3-4 hours of TV last night and no trouble so far. As long as the colour stays, I feel it was a pretty decent deal.
post #2831 of 2894
I feel that I've missed my chance on this, but does anybody know how to get a cable to enable the qam tuner on this beast? Maybe even some schematics? I'd try to build my own at this point, if I could get the disc (or disc image) to configure it. I've got the ht32744...
post #2832 of 2894
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Originally Posted by Anavel View Post

New to the forums. I have the HT30744 model and it appears that my screen has a slight tilt on the upper-right corner. Is there a way to fix this?

Mine has the same problem as well as some blurriness on the left side. I think mine is in need of some calibrating but I'm too chicken to mess with the service menu so I'm gonna take it to a repair shop and let them do it.
post #2833 of 2894
Glad to see there are still some people using their tv and still in this thread. mine is still going strong and is finding new life in 09. Gonna see if a service center can calibrate it for no more than $100. I thinm my analong tuner burned out but I got a hd cable box so thats not a concern anyway.
post #2834 of 2894
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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

Glad to see there are still some people using their tv and still in this thread. mine is still going strong and is finding new life in 09. Gonna see if a service center can calibrate it for no more than $100. I thinm my analong tuner burned out but I got a hd cable box so thats not a concern anyway.

Let us know what you find out...I'd deal with the transport for $100, but not much more.
post #2835 of 2894
I read somewhere in this link that Harvey had an email. Can anyone provide it?
post #2836 of 2894
Just lost the picture, have sound but no picture on any input. I ordered an LCD last night, but wanted to hear if the solution was relatively easy. If so, I will put this TV to secondary use.

FWIW, jut before I lost the picture, I would loose sound when switch channels. Resolved that problem by changing from HDMI output to fixed on my cable box...only lasted about one week, then no picture...but I still have the sound by golly.

Either easy fix or it is going to the recycler.
post #2837 of 2894
I'm praying that mine blows up. Can't get a new LCD until this one bites the dust. I'm kind of like that new commercial where people are trying to deliberately destroy their TV just to justify a new one.

I thought this TV looked pretty good when I first bought it years ago but now I realize it looks like hell compared to the 1080p flat screens all my friends have.
post #2838 of 2894
Mine got broken once. Had some picture but very bad and getting worse and worse. Sometime if I shake the TV back and force a few times, it will get the picture back to normal.

i opened it up and reseated a couple of connectors behind the big tube and it's now working again.

But do remember to unplug the AC cord before you do that because there are a couple of component still have power even if the TV is off.

Just my 2 Cents. Good luck.

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Originally Posted by dframe3 View Post

Just lost the picture, have sound but no picture on any input. I ordered an LCD last night, but wanted to hear if the solution was relatively easy. If so, I will put this TV to secondary use.

FWIW, jut before I lost the picture, I would loose sound when switch channels. Resolved that problem by changing from HDMI output to fixed on my cable box...only lasted about one week, then no picture...but I still have the sound by golly.

Either easy fix or it is going to the recycler.
post #2839 of 2894
Fixed it last night. removed, cleaned, and reseated the vertical component boards (audio, video, tuner) and all is well.
post #2840 of 2894
Excellent job, dframe3!

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Originally Posted by dframe3 View Post

Fixed it last night. removed, cleaned, and reseated the vertical component boards (audio, video, tuner) and all is well.
post #2841 of 2894
has anyone got automatic time adjustment to work after the switchover to HD?
post #2842 of 2894
Anyone want to buy my 30" ? LOL

I finally got a new TV (42" 1080p LG). My wife tells me we should take the Sanyo and put it in the bedroom but after getting nice new bedroom set I don't want that beastly CRT making it look junky. I'd like to eventually put the LG in the bedroom on the wall and maybe get a 52" during the BF sales.

I can stick the Beast in the basement but I'd rather get rid of it completely.
post #2843 of 2894
I am brand new at this so I hope that I am doing this right.

I've got some kind of a copy protection issue between my JVC DR-MV100B DVD/VHS upconverting recorder combo and my Sanyo HT32744 HDTV.

I purchased the TV in January of 2005 and the DVD recorder in August of 2008. The two units are connected by HDMI cable. For the first 8 months everything was lovely. In April of this year I played a DVD made at my daughters workplace. It contained video taken from the National Geographic channel which related to a weapons system component which they had developed. After playing the video I can no longer play copy protected DVDs or tapes. All I get (with the exception of an opening screen on a couple of DVDs) is a blue screen. I can play any of my unprotected DVDs and tapes with no problem. All other functions seem to work fine.

I have sent my DVD recorder to the JVC service center for the 3rd time. The first time they replaced the entire DVD carriage. That didn't help. The second time they tried to get the blue screen and couldn't. The third time I sent some of my DVDs and tapes back with the unit. They work fine for them. They have sent me one of their recorders, identical to mine, to try. I get the same blue screen.

When I contacted Sanyo all they said was that it had to be the DVD unit.

I don't know if my daughter's DVD triggered the copy protection issue or if it was coincidence.

My question is: does my Sanyo HDTV have firmware that can be upgraded and if so how do I find out if there is an upgrade that addresses my problem?
post #2844 of 2894
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptcamp52 View Post

I am brand new at this so I hope that I am doing this right.

I've got some kind of a copy protection issue between my JVC DR-MV100B DVD/VHS upconverting recorder combo and my Sanyo HT32744 HDTV.



My question is: does my Sanyo HDTV have firmware that can be upgraded and if so how do I find out if there is an upgrade that addresses my problem?

Have you checked using another tv with an HDMI connector?
post #2845 of 2894
I haven't. I only have the one Sanyo HDTV. However, the JVC tech I have been dealing with tried it with everything he had and it worked fine. Both my JVC recorder and the JVC recorder that the tech sent me get a blue screen when playing copy protected media on my Sanyo. At the moment I have the tech's recorder and he has mine.
post #2846 of 2894
Hello everyone!

I have a GeForce 9400 GT hooked up to my Sanyo-HT30744 TV using a DVI to HDMI cable. The TV is supposed to use Component 3 audio input for sound on the HDMI channel when a DVI device is hooked up. When I uninstall the driver to my video card and/or when my PC is booting up and going through BIOS, the HDMI channel displays the notification that you must use the Component 3 input for sound, ext, and works like is should. When the driver is installed and when the boot process gets to the Blue Windows start screen the screen flickers then the TV thinks the HDMI has sound coming through even though it don't.

Can anyone please help me on this?

I have messed around with the TV and the NVIDA settings and everything and NOTHING.

Is there any pins I can break off the DVI end to make it work like it should or anything I can adjust in the service menu?
post #2847 of 2894
I found an HT32744 on Craigslists for $50. I had him hook it up, and it looked good. Got it home, hooked up to a DirecTV hr-22. Looks great. This is for a bedroom. I have 3 other newer HDTV's. But for $50, I'll take it.

Quick question, that probably has already been answered, does it convert 720p to 1080i?
post #2848 of 2894
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMikeH292 View Post

I found an HT32744 on Craigslists for $50. I had him hook it up, and it looked good. Got it home, hooked up to a DirecTV hr-22. Looks great. This is for a bedroom. I have 3 other newer HDTV's. But for $50, I'll take it.

Quick question, that probably has already been answered, does it convert 720p to 1080i?

Nope, no 720P capability. Only 480i, 480P & 1080i.
post #2849 of 2894
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Originally Posted by Bink View Post

Nope, no 720P capability. Only 480i, 480P & 1080i.

Thanks for the quick response. Then what does it do with 720p sources? For instance, I was under the impression that ESPN was 720P. I get it fine with my DirecTV HD DVR, connected with HDMI.
post #2850 of 2894
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Originally Posted by Bink View Post

Nope, no 720P capability. Only 480i, 480P & 1080i.

? Mine displays 720p just fine, fed from my WDTV over HDMI. In fact it looks better than being fed 1080i.
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