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Old 11-18-01, 06:44 PM
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Sony \/\/ega Question

I've got a 32" \/\/ega that I bought a half year ago and haven't had any problems with it. I've been very impressed with it.

However, I noticed last night as I watched a south park DVD that the colors are very vivid and quite nice, however whenever there is a sharp color gradient on screen (for example, a large solid red area separated from a solid yellow area by a thin black line), there is a bit of fuzziness on screen where the transitions occur (mainly around the thin black lines that separate the colors). Why does this happen and is there anything I can do to fix it?

I'm connected from the dvd player to the TV with component video, monster cables, FYI.

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Old 11-18-01, 07:25 PM
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whats your DVD player? Many players have this bug, its called the chroma bug. If it is a Sony or a JVC there is a pretty good chance it has it and you may want to upgrade the firware version, return the player or buy a new one.
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I'm using a Pioneer DV-626D.
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Old 11-19-01, 12:22 AM
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One hit the nail on the head I'm pretty sure

FYI, it's spelt Wega, not VVega, even tho it is two V's superimposed on top of each other....
And here is some proof from Sony's site....

Link Notice they spell it Wega!
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Old 11-19-01, 09:35 AM
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FYI, it's spelt Wega, not VVega
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Re: Sony \/\/ega Question

Originally posted by DTSC
I've got a 32" \/\/ega that I bought a half year ago and haven't had any problems with it. I've been very impressed with it.

However, I noticed last night as I watched a south park DVD that the colors are very vivid and quite nice, however whenever there is a sharp color gradient on screen (for example, a large solid red area separated from a solid yellow area by a thin black line), there is a bit of fuzziness on screen where the transitions occur (mainly around the thin black lines that separate the colors). Why does this happen and is there anything I can do to fix it?

I'm connected from the dvd player to the TV with component video, monster cables, FYI.

Let me know if you need me to describe the situation better.
Hehe...was the red area next to the yellow area cartman's body vs his head? Just curious J
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You might have the sharpness turned up too much. I have the same TV and had the same problem, solved by turning the sharpness down and turning VM off.
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Old 11-21-01, 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by DaLeroy
FYI, it's spelt Wega, not VVega, even tho it is two V's superimposed on top of each other....
You say po-tay-to, I say po-tah-to, you say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to, let's call the whole thing off.

VVega.
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Old 11-24-01, 08:31 PM
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It might seem anal to insist that it's WEGA instead of V VEGA but it makes it harder to do a search on the subject when it's mispelled.
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Old 11-25-01, 06:28 PM
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ACtually, I think originally it was supposed to be Sony Vega, and the V is supposed to be superimposed on the box. HOwever, lately, I think even SOny has gotten confused as to what it is called. I've seen commercials in the past call it the Sony Wega, and I've seen newer commercials call it the Vega, so I don't think anyone knows what it's supposed to be. Anyone know for sure or why it keeps going back and forth? Maybe they should just rename the whole line of electronics, huh?
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Old 11-25-01, 07:55 PM
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Spelled WEGA, pronounced VEGA. No inconsistancies.
(just noticed, its not even spelled V VEGA, but \ / \ / EGA. My concern about searches stands even taller. I like to use these boards to research future buys, and that kind of thing complicates it.

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I think the Wega/Vega thing is the result of some sorta phone confusion between the US and Japan in which a Japanese Sony exec has a oddly poor accent... I know this is not true, its for comic effect only.

US Marketing Exec: So the new line is called Wega?
Japan Exec: Yes, Vegah.
US Exec: Wait a second... is it Wega or Vega?
Japan Exec: Most certainly it's VeWagah.
US Exec: Woahhhhh, that's not clear, IS IT WEGA OR VEGA?
Japan Exec: I am so sorry. It is Wegah.
US Exec: Gotcha, It's Wega.
Japan Exec: No! It's Vegah!
Cycle continues for ten more minutes.

Alternate version stars a German translator for the Japanese Exec. Ift iz Vegah, yah yah.

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Old 11-27-01, 02:30 AM
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I think the Wega/Vega thing is the result of some sorta phone confusion between the US and Japan in which a Japanese Sony exec has a oddly poor accent... I know this is not true, its for comic effect only.

US Marketing Exec: So the new line is called Wega?
Japan Exec: Yes, Vegah.
US Exec: Wait a second... is it Wega or Vega?
Japan Exec: Most certainly it's VeWagah.
US Exec: Woahhhhh, that's not clear, IS IT WEGA OR VEGA?
Japan Exec: I am so sorry. It is Wegah.
US Exec: Gotcha, It's Wega.
Japan Exec: No! It's Vegah!
Cycle continues for ten more minutes.

Alternate version stars a German translator for the Japanese Exec. Ift iz Vegah, yah yah.

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Thank you. So I'm not the only one who thinks the Japanese are trying to align with the Germans again.

Pronounced Vega my butt. Until it says "Made in Düsseldorf" it's pronounced Wega. JMO.
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