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I am the original owner, and estimate the TV is perhaps 9 years old. The problem has existed for quite some time. I have a DirectTV box connected as well as a DVD player and AppleTV. The problem is constant. Menu displays normally
Correct. Its not a major cutoff -- my guess perhaps I get 95% of the vertical height
The Sony menu command appears center screen; it does not begin at the top of the screen.
Thanks Aric. Do I need to do something to get to another expert? Appreciate your help
Its not an aspect ratio issue (in other words, I expect cutoff on certain settings). Will attach a screen shot of the DirectTV Guide as well as ESPN. You can see the top and bottom have slight cutoffs. The images are at
Yes, its about the same at top and bottom, which I gather is not a centering issue. is there a vertical size adjustment (or am I misunderstanding what that might be?)
OK. Is there a way to fix the problem with the cutoff at the top and bottom?
Does not sound like a good option, as I think I would then cut off scores at the bottom on other networks. I am surprised (but perhaps should not be) that this is not adjustable, but I do understand your explanation. I will give this a little thought tonight as to whether to move the pix down.
I did see "MDVS" in the service menu for the XBR950, which on a posting (and I know not to believe everything on the web) is somehow linked to "vertical size." Is this of any use here?
Will follow up tomorrow. Thanks
no thats for a CRT XBR950 that model suffux has been around a long timeKV CRT KDL LCD KP PROJ CRT let me know if i can be of more assistance to get to the LCD menu you have to hit jump 3 times after you enter the service menu
you can change anything you want as long as you dont save it ....but dont initialize it !!!
I have the service manual from the KDF-XBR (am attaching the front page to show you):
I went into the service mode and was able to navigate to the MDVS page:
So perhaps I am not understanding? Will adjusting MDVS do anything to help?
Is there a way to find out what the MDVS settings does?
this will do nothimg you are not even in the right area to adjust the lcd image
hit JUMP 3 times
it will do nothing most of the settigs in this area are for CRT
and they do nothing on an LCD
HiT JUMP 3 times to get to the ENGINE screen
I hit jump 3 times -- nothing seems to change:
I hit jump when getting into the service mode: no effect. Did the same at the MDVS screen with no effect.
I cannot get that to work. I still am on the Green Service menus despite hitting jump 3 times immediately after service mode. I am able to adjust the MDVS data and write it to NVM, but I do not want to make a major change and not be able to recover it.
DISPLAY 5 Vol Up Power Jump Jump Jump
(I also did it with a pause until I saw the service screen; neither worked)
as soon as you chage anything it will be reflected no need to write it to nvmthat only keeps it when you turn tv offyou can play in there all day as long as you dont write it to nvm you will mess up nothingdo you have the original Sony remote that came with it?
i have several of these manuals but not one for this model
but all sonys operate the same as far as the service menu
there is a service menu map in the manual