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Old 10-24-01, 09:29 PM
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Help! The Picture Has Drifted on My Mitsubishi Widescreen

I bought a 55" Diamond Series Mitsubishi HD-Ready TV about 6 months ago. (Don't recall the model number off the top of my head.) Everything works fine except the picture window in the 4X3 mode has "drifted" from the center of the screen toward the left. The grey bars to the left and right of the picture window used to be the same width. About 2 weeks ago, the left bar shrunk to about half its original width while the right bar doubled in width. Now the 4X3 image is off center.

Can anyone explain why this happened and if there's any way to correct it?
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Old 10-24-01, 09:57 PM
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Does it do it for all the inputs? If you change to Ant-B, DTV, S-Video, etc... and try the 4:3 mode is it the same?

Also you know that you don't want to use that mode very much at all because it burns lines into the CRTs where those bars are.

See if it does it for every input.
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Old 10-24-01, 10:06 PM
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This is normal, it prevents burn in lines. See hometheatrespot for lots of info on rptvs.
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Old 10-24-01, 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by stevej
This is normal, it prevents burn in lines. See hometheatrespot for lots of info on rptvs.
I have the same model Mits and it doesn't do it on mine.
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Old 10-25-01, 06:57 AM
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The Mits is supposed to drift a 4:3 picture around to help soften the affect of burnin at the edges of the picture. On mine, just about every time I go into "narrow" format, the side bars are a different size than the last time I used it.

If the one you've got doesn't, there may actually be something wrong with it.

NOTE : My source on this info, is from hometheaterspot, not Mitsubishi. The Mits documentation leaves a bit to be desired (big surprise, eh?).


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Old 10-25-01, 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by Janitor
The Mits is supposed to drift a 4:3 picture around to help soften the affect of burnin at the edges of the picture. On mine, just about every time I go into "narrow" format, the side bars are a different size than the last time I used it.

If the one you've got doesn't, there may actually be something wrong with it.

NOTE : My source on this info, is from hometheaterspot, not Mitsubishi. The Mits documentation leaves a bit to be desired (big surprise, eh?).


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Maybe I haven't noticed it because I never use that mode. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 10-25-01, 10:03 AM
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It's normal...do yourself a favor and go to hometheaterspot.com and spend a few hours going through the tweaks section.
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