Hi there, I have a KV36HS500 that I bought a couple years ago, and overall I'm very happy with it, although the geometry is a little out of whack. Soon I'll be using it with 720p sources more often (Xbox360, PS3) and I'd like to fix up the geometry so at least the 16:9 box is even and not all wavy.
My question is: how tricky is it to fix the geometry, and is it worth trying?... seeing how the potential to make the set worse is quite high.
Also, the convergence has drifted out in the bottom left corner and I assume this would be a much easier fix than playing around with the geometry, although my TV is still under warranty and I could have a repairman do it.
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Aaron, I would take advantage of your warranty, especially if you paid for an extended one. Geometry can make you say curse words unequaled to any. As ANDYROSS says it, sometimes you will have to actually make it worse first to get it looking better in the end. Personally, I spent weeks searching for the SM, then days here at Agoraquest reading.
If you decide to go your own route, you'll need to have AVIA or DVE first (IMHO), for the test patterns. They are quite reasonable at Amazon. Getting your hands on a SM would help too. And plenty of reading here, there are great posts from some very experienced members. Be sure to pick up a bottle of you favorite over the counter pain relief medication.
loadams, thanks for the reply. I'm gonna have the a repairman come to fix the convergence and I'll ask him if he can do anything with the geometry, although when I first got the set I had a guy come to fix it but he was clueless and said it couldn't be done.
I may not tinker with the geometry on my own just yet cos I'm guessing going into the service menus will nullify the warranty... I may be wrong though. I've had the set for 2 1/2 years and the geometry still pisses me off (I was a movie theatre projectionist for 6 years so I notice everything in a presentation), so it'd be nice to finally get it fixed.
Good luck, and in the mean time, do a few searches here. When your ready, many here will be glad to assist. Get a chance, report back your experience.
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