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Old 02-10-01, 01:39 AM
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Sometimes while I play a DVD, there are lines that go from the bottom left to the top right of my TV. Sometimes you can notice it and sometimes you can't. I have a Sony Wega FV27FS12 and a Sony DAV-S300. Is this normal?

Thanks. It's nothing big, just something a tiny bit annoying when you realize it!
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Old 02-10-01, 01:42 AM
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BTW, I only see them when I do on dark scenes.
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Old 02-10-01, 01:46 AM
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This is a common problem on these sets because I hear a lot of people mention this problem and I remember seeing it on a set at a HT store. Do a search in this forum because I think there are some threads that cover this. I also found a buch of reviews on audioreview.com that mention it. I personaly don't know what it is or how to fix it.
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Old 02-10-01, 02:04 AM
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Well, I tried doing a search but didn't turn up with much. I don't know what the technical/actual name for it is so I'm guessing that I don't know the exact search phrase to use! Can anyone help?

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Well, I was watching Cowboy Bebop and I noticed it when the sky was blue, too!
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Old 02-10-01, 08:50 AM
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I don't think I've heard of this problem (diagonal lines).

Try checking over at http://www.hometheaterforum.com and see what you can find.
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Old 02-10-01, 04:35 PM
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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Have you heard of any other type of lines? Maybe this is some variation of it.
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Old 02-10-01, 09:50 PM
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dont read this if you dont want sony tvs to bother the hell out of you , but if you look closely there are 3 horizontal dark black lines that can be seen on the tv when it is on and off, they are support wires and all trinitron tubes in the past 7+ years have them. Once you see them they will bother the heck out of you.
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Old 02-11-01, 03:05 AM
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Yes those are support wires, why would they bug the heck out of anyone? I would rather have a flat TV with a couple of support wires that are visible than a curved TV without the Wires. If you look at computer monitors that have flat screens you will see two support wires too.
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Old 02-14-01, 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by Nutdotnet
I would rather have a flat TV with a couple of support wires that are visible than a curved TV without the Wires. If you look at computer monitors that have flat screens you will see two support wires too.
The horizontal damper wires you are referring to are inherent to Sony aperture grille construction, and not related to flat screens. If a monitor uses aperture grille technology it will have the damper wires whether it is very curved or totally flat.
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Old 02-14-01, 07:17 AM
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The support wires don't run from the bottom left to the top right of the screen. They're horizontal, not diagonal.
I doubt this is what CD is seeing.

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Old 02-14-01, 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by Sockmonkey
The support wires don't run from the bottom left to the top right of the screen. They're horizontal, not diagonal.
I doubt this is what CD is seeing.
What he's describing sounds like it may be an electrical or magnetic anomaly...

First make sure that your video cables (s-video/component/whatever) aren't running alongside a power cable or a powerstrip or similar, which may cause interference. If possible, it's best that your signal cables cross power cables at right angles. If it's still there, and this is a pain in the butt, but try changing the location or orientation of the TV and see it that effects anything. It could literally by the Earth's magnetic field.

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Old 02-17-01, 09:51 PM
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Thanks for the idea, I'll give it a shot. I have a massive jumble of wires behind the TV :-)
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Old 02-18-01, 12:33 AM
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Thanks, Reverb! I think that was it. I moved it to the other side of the room and didn't notice it. I guess I'll just have to live with it if I want it to stay in its current location :-) Thanks a lot everyone!
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