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O.K., I've purchased the GW II 60". And I've got the the Avia disk. I'm ready to start "tweaking" the set. I know that I have to take down all of the factory settings before I touch anything. I think I know how to get into the SM, but what do I do after I get there? I've seen a lot of advise as to SM tweaks for the 507, but none for the GWII. Is this because Sony got it more "right" out of the box than Samsung? Or are the Samsung users just more adventurous? Thanks for any help.
 

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O.K., I've purchased the GW II 60". And I've got the the Avia disk. I'm ready to start "tweaking" the set. I know that I have to take down all of the factory settings before I touch anything. I think I know how to get into the SM, but what do I do after I get there? I've seen a lot of advise as to SM tweaks for the 507, but none for the GWII. Is this because Sony got it more "right" out of the box than Samsung? Or are the Samsung users just more adventurous? Thanks for any help.
Turn off TV. Make sure the button last pushed before turning off was the TV button, so you won't be operating the remote as turning on a DVD player or Sat dish, etc.


Push Display >> 5 >> Volume+ >> Power (on). In a few seconds, the green Service Menu codes will cover the screen image.


Service Menu tweaks are very complex and code-oriented -- i.e., you need the Service Manual to know what the various codes and options mean. MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN THE INITIAL SETTINGS. You will be using your 1/7, 2/5, 3/9 and 4/6 buttons, as well as the volume or channel button, probably to run through and change the settings.

http://www.***************.com likely has much tweaking information for Sony CRT RPTVs -- Graham Norbury experimented the heck out of these things -- he's a true self-taught Sony CRT RPTV expert. But you won't be able to transfer CRT tweaks to LCD tweaks without some careful study -- you're not working with CRT RGB cutoffs, focusing, convergence, etc. It may be quite simple -- or it could be crazy.


Pay $30 to Sony for the Service Manual -- mine should arrive in a week. The pages with the grids of codes are what you'll want to study. Sometimes the abbreviations make sense -- sometimes you have to play and guess. I have the old Sony CRT RPTV book, from when we had a Sony RPTV, and assume the Service Manual for the LCD will be similar.


WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN BEFORE YOU CHANGE THINGS!!
 
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