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Picture Scrunched at base with black "wide screen" margin at top.

I am unable to get some channels and the lower third of the picture is patially lost and compacted at the bottom of the screen, leaving a black "wide screen" margin at the top of the screen. The set was built in 1993. Would it be worth fixing?

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Re: Picture Scrunched at base with black "wide screen" margin at top. - GE 25GT516 TV Standard (CRT) Televisions

Nope. get a new set.

Posted on Sep 26, 2006

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