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is this a dreaded convergence issue? Sony kd30xs955

frankincensed
04-09-2006, 12:57 AM
Just got a Sony kd30xs955 set today, the pq is awesome, even though I don't have a hd receiver. My one concern is that at times my picture looks like it is being pushed in at the middle, almost a concave effect. Its most apparent when Im looking at dish networks program guide. Is this a convergence issue, or just something I don't have set right. I've fiddled with the tilt level, ect. to no avail. Has anyone else with this set experienced this or know how to adjust it?

rudyusmc1980
04-09-2006, 07:50 AM
sounds like geometry issue. try moving other electronics away from tv, poss magnetic field interference. if it's a geometry problem, maybe an isf tech could fix it.

Rick0725
04-09-2006, 08:06 AM
Or it can be the stretch mode you are using...toggle thru them to see while looking at the guide. I noticed that when I first got my 34" xbr 960.

can also be which output mode you are using on the receiver (if you have one). The combination you are using can be causing what you are seeing.

I output 1080i and use full screen mode on the tv. If you get side bars you can toggle from the remote to expand appropriately.

Took me a while to get used to it and I had to play around with it till I got happy. No worries for you yet.

frankincensed
04-09-2006, 09:38 AM
Thanks for the suggestions so far. I notice it mostly on the unexpanded screens & mostly when I have the dishnetwork program guide displayed. I have a center speaker in a shelf underneath the tv & a audio reciever in a shelf about a foot above the tv. Ive tried all the different screen settings. I dont notice it as much when Im watching a show, but with the program guide its very apparent.

Rick0725
04-09-2006, 09:52 AM
I have a center channel speaker on top and a receiver and other stuff below. Yes it is noticeable on guides and text scrolls. Took me some time to get used to it cause on my previous sets it was not as noticeable. The short fat people bug me too.

It is how sony handles stretching 4:3 to fit a 16:9 screen. My pioneer elite does it nicely.

the receiver and speakers should not be of concern. Unless they are old enough to vote.

frankincensed
04-09-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks Rick. I notice it the most on the normal screen setting, I thought maybe there was a way to alleviate the problem with a setting, but guess I will have to live with it.

BrianO
04-09-2006, 10:04 PM
Thanks Rick. I notice it the most on the normal screen setting, I thought maybe there was a way to alleviate the problem with a setting, but guess I will have to live with it.

If you are seeing it on Normal 4:3 setting then it's a geometry issue known as "pincushion" distortion. I have seen it on other Sony models in our local Sony Store. If it bothers you, get your set serviced.