[opendtv] Re: News: No End in Sight to Supply of Cheap TV's

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 12:59:41 -0500

I said "easy consumer" replacement.  I've seen the hack sites that will sell 
you replacement batteries and instructions.  But it's not a simple "remove 
screw, remove cover, unplug battery, reverse to reassemble" process, any 
more than adding more capacity to a TiVo is.  Can it be done?  Sure. 
Easily?  Maybe to you and me, but not to Aunt Emily.

And for today's television sets, there's usually a specific button press 
sequence on the remote to put the set into factory alignment mode, then you 
can play with size, pincushion, etc. to your heart's content.  Codes can be 
found on the web.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Birkmaier" <craig@xxxxxxxxx>

 John Shutt wrote:
>>As if there ever were such a thing with today's consumer electronics! 
>>the iPod has a sealed case that prevents easy consumer replacement of the
>>Li-Ion battery.
> Not exactly true. You just need a flat blade screwdriver...
> http://www.ipodbattery.com/ipod2k4install.htm
> But John is right about much of this stuff. My old Hitachi CRT-based
> RPTV has a horizontal size problem on the blue channel. I opened up
> the box to see if there were any adjustments, only to find that there
> is a special "maintenance pod" that plugs into the digital
> convergence processor to do convergence on the set. Forgetaboutit.
> Regards
> Craig

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