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Akai hdtv picture distorted

Not Plasma TV, picture distorted where top and bottom are arching in away from the frame.
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Projection TV sets are known to have two common problems. The first problem that is common to these sets is convergence failure. When this happens the TV will usually look 3D, Wavy/Distorted, etc. It may also shutdown and blink an error code.

The second common problem with Projection TV sets is dull video, halos around objects, white looking video, or red overpowers the screen. This is commonly caused by the fluid in the lens being clouded overs. To get fixed either call in a local TV repair company or goto sites such as Tv Repair Kits to get a repair kit with instructions. Here is there link.

http://www.tvrepairkits.com/xcart/home.php?partner=papa1dude

They have put together complete kits for most models that include the parts, step by step photo instructions, repair assistance, etc.

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We have Phillips 55 in rear projection TV and just set our color convergence back to factory settings but we still have an awful picture. Any suggestions? All objects have multiple halo bars on them....


The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony,Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2
Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Apr 17, 2010 | Philips 55PW9363 55" Rear Projection...

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Red green wavy color on top of picture with distorted faces and bottom of picture seems o.k.


Ur convergence is dead.The Convergence board must repair or replaced.Samsung/Akai use the same convergence board.Try website Tv repair world.com.Buy the whole board replaced it the best.

Jan 15, 2010 | Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection...

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Red wavy red line on top of picture.faces distorted, but bottom part of picture ok


sounds like you have an output power supply going bad.

the tv is crt projection...which is to say due to its age and technology it will probably be cheaper to just get a new tv.

Sometimes these older style sets end up with compenent board solder breaks that can be spotted visually and fixed by a talented repairman.

My friend had this done to a similar 55 inch set he has about 3 years ago....he just won't give his up either!

good luck and be careful! There is lots of high voltage inside that tv!

Jan 15, 2010 | Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection...

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Just recently the image became distorted at the top and bottom of the screen, like an arch going up from the bottom and down from the top?


Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Nov 11, 2009 | Philips Magnavox 51MP392H Rear Projection...

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DISTORTED PICTURE


Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Nov 02, 2008 | Akai PT4298HD Rear Projection Television

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Color distortion and arched picture


It is problem of failure of convergence ICs or related circuit. Please confirm model number of your TV that is Sony KP-57WS500 to help you out.
It would be nice if you could past TV snap shot here for easy understanding.
Thank you.

Oct 02, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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My TV has lines throughout the whole picture


never had this problem until we switched to hd tv service, changed it from 720p to 1080i and it helped it a little. will let uyou know if I find out how to fix it completely

Jun 30, 2008 | Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection...

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Dec 2001 Blue reflection and arch on bottom 1/4 of picture


http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html

Jan 23, 2008 | Toshiba 43H71 43" Rear Projection...

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Arching color wave on bottom left corner & also on top left corner(color changes)


Convergence amps are failing which is very common. Several hundred dollars for a repair.

Dec 26, 2007 | Philips Magnavox 51MP392H Rear Projection...

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