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TV automatically turns magic focus mode on when the power button is pressed on the remote and even manually.

The TV automatically turns to magic focus mode and will not turn off when the power button is pressed on the remote and even manually. I had looked into all the settings located in the menu options and could not find anything out of the ordinary. Do you believe it would something inside created by a short and would have to be repaired by a profesional or could I do something with the defect.

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Re: TV automatically turns magic focus mode on when the...

I fixed it!!!! I couldn't turn off via the remote or the tv because it kept going to Magic Focus. So, what I ended up doing is hitting Magic Focus inside the tv panel. Hit it....and then the Magic Focus went on....then I hit the power button...but not quickly....kept my finger on it for seconds longer and it went off.

I am now able to turn it off and on....

Hmm... that was all trial and error... but it worked!

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

Re: TV automatically turns magic focus mode on when the...

I have this problem starting today. Unfortunately, others who have fixed it have done the following.

* Unplug TV for hours and it worked

* Buying manual switch to the outlet or surge protector and switch power off that way.

It appears that I'm in no mood to spend hundreds to get this fixed for hundreds of dollars and just going the Radio Shack route of buying a switch which would probably be more of savings. But needless to say, I hope that is the only problem I have.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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    Ok, I would suggest before you buy anything from anybody is to try to do a manual convergence.

    1) Receive an NTSC signal.
    2) Press Magic Focus to begin magic focus
    3) Press magic focus again during the magic focus process to get the ?stop? screen
    4) While stop screen is up, press STATUS or INFO on the remote control (R/C) to bring you to DCAM mode and
    the service grid (64 point grid)
    5) When you first get in here? I believe red is the selected color by default (it is flashing).
    6) To choose other colors to converge, use the following buttons on the R/C:
    a) ?STATUS? - Green
    b) ?0? - Red
    c) ?ANT? - Blue
    7) Start from the center of the screen and work your way out on one color at a time. I adjusted red across the
    whole screen to match green. Then I switched to blue, and adjusted that to green as well. After you adjust blue, you
    may want to go back and adjust some red again? etc. until the convergence looks good.
    (a) Use 4, 6, 2, and 5 on the R/C to move the cursor position(dotted lines).
    (b) Use thumb stick to move the convergence point color.
    ** There have been other posts in here to tape together the color filters found in the Avia DVD to help converge
    lines more easily. I have used this method, and it works well for adjusting to a greater detail. Basically, you put the
    red filter next to the green and adjust your red to the green line both horizontally, and then vertically. Then you do
    the same with the blue next to the green. Some people recommended you should be at normal viewing distance. I
    did mine from just a few feet back from the set. Maybe my eyes aren?t as good? maybe I just felt like it worked
    better this way. There are some other posts also recommending using binoculars. I think it?s great that people
    suggest things to make the process easier? but my girlfriend would think I was insane if she saw me with
    binoculars on the couch adjusting the convergence. I don?t know? whatever works best I guess.
    8) I did not adjust the green at all. I use the green as the guide and did not adjust the location of any green point.
    This is highly suggested unless you have geometry problems.
    9) When going along the lines and adjusting, you may run into the problem of getting an ?S? curve on the line.
    You?ll know if you get there. Basically, no matter what you do to adjust the line to be converged, the middle of the
    line between the points will not straighten out (it bends between the points). To fix this, the manual recommends
    going to the (7x5) mode which gives you less points to adjust. I had this problem, and the solution worked. There is
    also another mode (3x3) which gives you even less points. Basically, if the set looks good, you only fine tune it in
    (13x9) mode (64 point). If you have serious problems, the grids work as:
    3x3 - ?coarse?
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    10) To get to each of these patterns use the following on the R/C: (only if you need to)
    1. (3x3) Press ?STATUS? 5 times (only works when DCU is in uncorrected state)
    2. (7x5) Press ?0? 5 times
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    you start, work your way up, and always finish on the 13x9
    12) When finishing up the 13x9 mode, to get additional ?grids? on the edges of the screen, press the PIP CH button
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    14) DATA WRITE TO ROM will take approximately 4 seconds and no picture will be displayed.
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    16) Press MUTE to return to convergence pattern, then confirm again convergence is acceptable.
    17) Press PIP MODE and then PIP CH to initialize Magic Focus. The initialize operation starts and several
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    18) When green dots appear, initialize operation is finished.
    19) Turn power OFF.
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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
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    4) Proceed with convergence adjustment
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