Monday, April 21, 2008

Fix for Ghosting on your Sony Bravia TV


Fix posted by "dj_uk" in the AVforums
Fix was made for the Sony KDF E50A12U
This Fix is for Sony Tv's that is ghosting in 60hz with HD signals.

Disclaimer.
This "solution" utilises a "service" menu, that only trained engineers should use.
Use of this information is entirely at your own risk, you mess up your telly, it's your own silly fault. Don't go messing with stuff in there you don't know about.

To bring up the "service" menu, put the TV in standby mode(turn it off with the remote),
then press in sequence :

Onscreen Display ( the little screen with the i+ in it )
5 ( channel number 5 )
Volume Up ( upper end of volume button )
Analogue ( middle top button )

The TV should switch on and when it's warmed up, you should see a screen with lots of big green lettering on it.

Press the "menu" button ( middle bottom )

Use the direction dial to move down to "LCD Drivers" and press right on the dial to enter this menu.

Move down to "S H Pos Reg R". It should be "10", change it to "11". ( Left/Right to adjust )
Move down to "S H Pos Reg G". It should be "10", change it to "11".
Move down to "SHPos Reg B". It should be "10", change it to "11".

Press the menu bottom to drop out of the menus, and the standy button to drop to standby. Switch back on, and hopefully your ghosting will be gone.

This has been dub this the "Spinal Tap" solution. Since... "if you put it on 11, that's 1 louder..."

Some Sony televisions use a different procedure to senter service mode:
    Turn on the main power switch and enter into the stand-by mode.
    Press the following sequence of buttons on the Remote Control:
    info/disp (OSD)
    5 (Number 5)
    vol+ (Volume Up)
    TV
    -or-
    [it]
    [5] (Number 5)
    [vol+] (Volume Up)
    [teletext off]
    -or-
On TV:
Hard Power On
On Remote:
Standby Off
[i+]
[5]
[Vol+]
Digital TV

Youtube video off this may come later.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much!!! I was so fed up with this problem that I was going to send it off for repair. Problem fixed with no issues.

Thanks again
Winn

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confused_of_Rchdale said...

Great Stuff - this fix works a treat! All 60Hz Sources including Xbox,Wii Component video and HDMI from Xbox and DVD player are working now - Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have just fixed my 3LCD from these instructions. WELL PLEASED I'm sure it would of cost me a fortune otherwise. Thanks

Jim said...

top result :) Thanking you kindly. Its like I just put glasses back on and its proper clear again!

DiemetriX said...

I'm glad this helped :)

Anonymous said...

can anyone help can bring up menu in green on sony bravia but cant flnd lcd drives anywhere is a sony bravia 32s3000 this is now driving me mad

Kevin James said...

Same here. I have a KDL32L504. Anyone know how to access these settings? I can get to the factory menu but the interface is different.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou soooooo much for this solution I have had this problem for a long time and I thought the tv had had it I can see clearly now the blur has gone god bless the Internet and people like you

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Fai said...

I've tried but it doest work :(
I have the same TV model, but when i press i+, 5, Volume up, analog... nothing happens!!! TV starts up as normal.
Am i doing something wrong?
Pls help :(

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Anonymous said...

absolutely awesome it works a treat at last xbox with no ghosting. Can play and actually read the writing. Ghosting was so bad i could not read the writing. I now have crystal clear picture thanks so much.

rysma said...

followed your instructions, xbox picture is perfect and no change i can see to all other chanels or ps3 image, thanks very much your a superstar..

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thanks your a superstar

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Anonymous said...

will this work with my xbox even though im not using a hdmi cable?

kj said...

how do you fix the ghosting problem for sony bravia bx 33 32 inch hdtv the setup that you explain cant be done on this for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Worked a treat on my tv. Thanks very much for the help.

Anonymous said...

I tried this but when I went into the options mine were already set to 11. Because the guide said they should originally be found set to 10 I tried setting them to 10. Made the ghosting much worse. Went back in, changed them to 12 and my ghosting is fixed. So if anyone else has ghosting problems and theirs are set to 11 already, try 12 :)

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Hi I have a sony bravia e50 a12u and have this ghosting problem, unfortunately don't have the remote. Is there a sollution to fix this problem without the remote please?

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