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Picture Distortion 2002 KP-53HS30. Fills the entire screen with picture, but from about 1/3 out from center the picture separates into red, blue and green repeats. The volume bars across the bottom bow toward the middle as well as any information across the top of the picture also bows toward the middle. Any information panel from sat TV looks like a sideways hour glass.

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Re: Picture Distortion

You have a convergence problem.. If you understand how this works then you can go into the set find the convergence ic's and replace them and sometimes you need to do some alighnment as well. Its always best though to let a service tech do a job like this as he will have all the proper equipment to adjust and troubleshoot the set Good luck

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  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

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Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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Sony projection tv kp-53hs30 made nov.2003

do you think you can take a picture and send it to this website

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