Ugh - can't view regular antenna or cable on my Sony HDTV...

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To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only used
the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).

All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine – but
it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped vertical
bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change in
appearance when I change the DRC settings -
interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the other
show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to the odd
or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know what is
going on here?

Thanks

Bob
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    Bob Robertson wrote:
    >
    > To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only used
    > the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    > receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).

    Bob, lets get your HDTV defined correctly.... as a Direct View
    Sony HD CRT or few will offer to comment on your problem.....
    I have no experience on your faux 'Sony Front Proj CRT'....


    >
    > All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine – but
    > it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped vertical
    > bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change in
    > appearance when I change the DRC settings -

    HD works fine for component.... Note all the other
    Sony inputs are S-Video, composite, & RF... are non HD
    input video ports... What type/model of OTA Set Top Box are
    you using to drive these Sony input ports that support 480i??

    Is your set top box set to 480i video out for H down convert?

    What Video Sources due you have for STB and Sony video Ins?

    DVD non HD, OTA w/STB can be HD, Cable QAM can be HD,
    Direct OTA RF can not be HD..... Component Video
    can be what ever the Set Top Box outputs to the Sony......
    S-Video can down convert HD....

    I'm thinking improper cable setup, OTA Set Top Box set up or bug,
    or Sony HDTV user menu setup, or Cable STB set up....
    or DVD set up menus...

    Again might you comment on your 'Program input equipment'....

    > interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
    > coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
    > stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the other
    > show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to the odd
    > or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know what is
    > going on here?

    Watching cable via Cable QAM HD STbox works 'good/bad/how????

    What brand of Cable box?... Model number...?

    Again setup or Cabling may be the problem...

    Since coax & S-Video is only 480i quality rated....
    Some conversion by the STB or Sony HDTV is not proper...
    Is this hardware or firmware related....

    Down converting to 480i is easy to do when cabling &
    STBox firmware are are OK & matched by menu functions...

    Lastly, It took me 3 weeks & more to finally get the Cable Box
    menu's correct, my Sony set up menus right, and program both
    the OTA Samsung T-151 & DVD audio bit stream functioning...

    There is a HDTV learning curve ... Is it ME, Is it the
    new equipment menus, or is it Equipment failure???

    I've laid out more questions... & Have not solved the Prob yet...

    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bob
  2. Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

    Still within warranty peroid, have the set serviced by a SONY Authorized
    service company.
    "Bob Robertson" <brobertson@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:B6Qid.13535$233.4691@okepread05...
    > To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only used
    > the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air receiver).
    > I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >
    > All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine – but it
    > would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped vertical bars on
    > the left and right side of the screen (which change in appearance when I
    > change the DRC settings - interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when
    > watching cable via the coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½
    > inch horizontal stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture
    > and the other show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either
    > to the odd or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know
    > what is going on here?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bob
  3. Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

    Bob Robertson wrote:
    > To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only used
    > the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    > receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >
    > All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine – but
    > it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped vertical
    > bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change in
    > appearance when I change the DRC settings -
    > interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
    > coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
    > stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the other
    > show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to the odd
    > or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know what is
    > going on here?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bob
    Thanks for the reply guys. I did what I should have done in the first
    place - called up Circuit City for a new TV. Getting a replacement Monday.

    Bob
  4. Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

    Bob Robertson wrote:
    >
    > To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only used
    > the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    > receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >
    > All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine – but
    > it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped vertical
    > bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change in
    > appearance when I change the DRC settings -
    > interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
    > coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
    > stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the other
    > show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to the odd
    > or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know what is
    > going on here?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bob


    I can not prove it yet.... But my hunch is you

    are forcing a 480p Video Signal in to a 480i Sony

    Video input port with the down convert Problems resulting??

    Or the Sony set is Bad from infant mortality....
  5. Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

    Dennis Mayer wrote:
    >
    > Bob Robertson wrote:
    >
    >>To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only used
    >>the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    >>receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >>
    >>All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine – but
    >>it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped vertical
    >>bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change in
    >>appearance when I change the DRC settings -
    >>interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
    >>coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
    >>stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the other
    >>show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to the odd
    >>or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know what is
    >>going on here?
    >>
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>Bob
    >
    >
    >
    > I can not prove it yet.... But my hunch is you
    >
    > are forcing a 480p Video Signal in to a 480i Sony
    >
    > Video input port with the down convert Problems resulting??
    >
    > Or the Sony set is Bad from infant mortality....
    Yah I think the thing is bad - I did another test - ran my vcr to the tv
    via composite video - no signal whatsoever (basically inputs 1-4 as well
    as the coax/cable all have these weird vertical bands - one on the right
    one on the left - even with no signal....The coax input scrambles the
    channel and 1-4 show no picture at all)
  6. Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

    Bob Robertson wrote:
    > Bob Robertson wrote:
    >> To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only
    >> used the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    >> receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >>
    >> All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine –
    >> but it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped
    >> vertical bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change
    >> in appearance when I change the DRC settings -
    >> interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
    >> coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
    >> stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the
    >> other show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to
    >> the odd or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know
    >> what is going on here?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Bob
    > Thanks for the reply guys. I did what I should have done in the first
    > place - called up Circuit City for a new TV. Getting a replacement
    > Monday.
    > Bob

    Let us know if they showed up, this could be a success story in the making!
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    L Alpert wrote:
    > Bob Robertson wrote:
    >
    >>Bob Robertson wrote:
    >>
    >>>To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only
    >>>used the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    >>>receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >>>
    >>>All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine –
    >>>but it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped
    >>>vertical bars on the left and right side of the screen (which change
    >>>in appearance when I change the DRC settings -
    >>>interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via the
    >>>coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch horizontal
    >>>stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the picture and the
    >>>other show the other half (so if you just pay attention to either to
    >>>the odd or even stripes you can see what is going on). Anyone know
    >>>what is going on here?
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>Bob
    >>
    >>Thanks for the reply guys. I did what I should have done in the first
    >>place - called up Circuit City for a new TV. Getting a replacement
    >>Monday.
    >>Bob
    >
    >
    > Let us know if they showed up, this could be a success story in the making!
    >
    >
    Well, Circuit City came, dropped of a new one and took the old one away.
    I'm very impressed with their service and will be happy to be a future
    customer (something which, unfortunately, I can say about Best Buy -
    their hard sell and annoying tactics have really been getting on my nerves.)

    Bob
  8. Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

    Bob Robertson wrote:
    > L Alpert wrote:
    >> Bob Robertson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bob Robertson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> To make a long story short, I have had my TV for ~3 weeks and only
    >>>> used the component inputs up to this point (dvd and hd over the air
    >>>> receiver). I have a sony KV-36HS420 (36" HD Front Projection CRT).
    >>>>
    >>>> All of the HD inputs (the 2 component video and 1 hdmi) look fine –
    >>>> but it would appear that all the rest have 1) odd white striped
    >>>> vertical bars on the left and right side of the screen (which
    >>>> change in appearance when I change the DRC settings -
    >>>> interlaced/progressive/cinemotion) and 2) when watching cable via
    >>>> the coax (and svideo), the picture has been cut into ½ inch
    >>>> horizontal stripes – half of the stipes show one side of the
    >>>> picture and the other show the other half (so if you just pay
    >>>> attention to either to the odd or even stripes you can see what is
    >>>> going on). Anyone know what is going on here?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Bob
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the reply guys. I did what I should have done in the
    >>> first place - called up Circuit City for a new TV. Getting a
    >>> replacement Monday.
    >>> Bob
    >>
    >>
    >> Let us know if they showed up, this could be a success story in the
    >> making!
    > Well, Circuit City came, dropped of a new one and took the old one
    > away. I'm very impressed with their service and will be happy to be
    > a future customer (something which, unfortunately, I can say about
    > Best Buy - their hard sell and annoying tactics have really been getting
    > on my
    > nerves.)
    > Bob

    Congrats on a successful return of defective product without a hassle!!!
    You can actually sit back and enjoy it now.
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