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Picture unclear blue/red colors around figures.

I try to use the magic focus button to solve the problem as suggested in the manual, it seemed as if it was working but then a green # 5 appeared on the bottom of the screen and the problem was not solved, any suggestions?

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  • bihtravel Dec 30, 2008

    around every figure and some letters these blue yellow and green colors keep appearing.

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You need to have the tv re convergeged to get it right

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