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Wierd Looking Video

I have the 4:3 aspec ratio TV. Yesterday my TV started powering itself off and on several times while i was watching it. Now today, the picture looks like you are viewing it through a bubble, with the sides of the picture looking blurred and distorted. It also looks stretched, like it's being pulled from all 4 corners at once.

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Re: Wierd Looking Video

Check your pin correction circuitry something there just died

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Re: Wierd Looking Video

Probably the convergence circuit, the STK output devices, associated resistors, power supplies, etc. Generally about $250 to repair. Have a service tech come out and check it out, also have them eveluate the condition of the crts before going too far. Good luck

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