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Magic Focus Help, I tried to fix the Convergence on my TV and for some reason now when I push the magic Focus button, it says "Static Mode" instead of "dynamic mode" so I cant get to "Stop" no matter how mant times I press magic Focus. How can I get it back to Dynamic mode, so I can work on the convergence?

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Where is the magic focus button?

Most Sony Rear Projection TV have a small door under the screen with some manual controls. Push on spring loaded door to open. Magic Focus is near the bottom and labeled.

If Magic Focus does not restore for correct operation, check the Convergence Gallery to confirm if you have a convergence fault that needs repair. #8 is the Sony menu.

Feb 11, 2011 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi projection tv 53SDX01B is out of focus how do you reset.

if magic focus will not correct convergence problem look in the customer menu for the word CONVERGENCE---IF BLUE WILL NOT ADJUST IN some direction, one of the two Stk-392-110(or 392-150) convergence Ic chips are bad; you may also find some burnt or discolored resistors behind them----this kind of problem is usually fixable right in your home; if you need direct help;;;

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Have a 53" Hitachi HDTV that bows at the top and the bottom. I was told one of the transitors or transformes blew. I also do not have the regular magic focus just the static focus now. I tried to alli

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.



Here is a quick test....

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

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

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

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

May 03, 2009 | Hitachi 53FDX20B 53" Rear Projection...

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Is there a Magic Focus function on 53XDF01B?

The correct model is 53fdx01b. There is a mogic focus button on the front of the set. Procedure for Chassis DP05F, DP05, HP11, HP12:
1. Press and hold the DIGITAL ARRAY or CONVERGENCE ADJUST button on front panel.
2. While the button is held down, then press the INPUT or ANT button on remote control.
3. The unit will now be in the DCAM.
1. Proceed with digital convergence adjustment.
2. Remember to save the correction data.
3. Units with MAGIC FOCUS only - Failure to initialize MAGIC FOCUS sensors after saving
convergence correction data will result in a STATIC (+) display when MAGIC FOCUS attempts
to run. The technician will then be required to access the service only switch behind the front
cover to get back into the DCAM to initialize the sensors, since the procedure to access DCAM
without removing the front panel, requires MAGIC FOCUS to be running.
4. To exit, press the POWER button on the front panel.

Apr 23, 2009 | Hitachi 53UDX10B 53" Rear Projection...

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Tv in static mode

What a great site. NOT! It's been since March 11th, 2009 and not one response. Hey thanks for repsonding.

Mar 11, 2009 | Hitachi Projection Televisions

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Convergence hitacho 61swx10b

To enter digital convergence adjustment
mode without removing the front speaker
grill, please do the following:
1) Press “Magic Focus” button on the front
2) While “Magic Focus” is running, press
Magic Focus button again to “Stop”.
3) Press “RECALL” or “STATUS” button after
“STOP” OSD appears on the screen to
enter digital convergence mode.
4) Proceed with convergence adjustment
and save the data.
5) Do MAGICS FOCUS sensor initialization.
6) To exit, press POWER button on the front
7) Normal and through 1080i modes are
stored separately. Each one has it’s own
memory setting.

Aug 11, 2008 | Philips 60P8342 60" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 53uwx10b Convergence

You must have the original remote to do complete convergence adjustments. Remote method: Press MAGIC FOCUS button on front panel to start the magic focus. When magic focus is running, press MAGIC FOCUS again. STOP should appear onscreen. Immediately press RECALL or STATUS on the remote (must be pressed before STOP vanishes). The set is now in DCAM (Digital Convergence Adjustment Mode). Manual method: Remove the front grill and access panel or reach around from the back and press the little pushbutton located in the front left corner of the PC board, next to the Digital Convergence Module.
Once in DCAM, the remote buttons STATUS selects green, 0 selects red and ANT selects blue. 2,4,5 and 6 move the cursor and the thumbstick makes the corrections.Make all necessary corrections and then press PIP MODE. The words ROM WRITE? appear onscreen. Press PIP MODE again to store settings. When green dots appear, press MUTE to return to convergence pattern. Press PIP MODE (ROM WRITE? appears again) and then press PIP CH. This will Initialize the internal sensor data positions. When INIT finishes, press POWER on the TV and convergence is complete.

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Magic Focus does not work.

Convergence issues usually resolved by changing convergence output amplifier IC's.....Original STK392-110 should be replaced
with upgrade Stk394-160E Hitachi part # CZ 01341,change both
for reliability.....check B+ feed resistors for over-heating....T.

Feb 04, 2008 | Hitachi 43UWX10B 43" Rear Projection...

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try the focus adjustment knob on the back of the flyback transformer....if that does not work...order a focus block

Feb 03, 2008 | Hitachi 53UWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

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Reset Magic Focus

i think your problem might be Convergence amp ic bad

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