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We purchased it in the early 1990's when the Good Guys was still around. A few months ago our Sony began to have yellow and blue ghosts around the images on the right side of TV. Now the picture appears to have a problem, where it bows on top and bottom, and both sides. With this everything is obviously blurry. Is this a fixable problem, and is it worth the fix? Please let me know, and thank you for your opinion. If its time to move on then what is recommended? Not too savvy yet on different tv's: Digital vs. HDTV, LCD, DTV, or anything else out there. I read somewhere that HDTV is part of DTV and new sets are DTV ready after 7/1/06 in US. But if this is true then why do we have to pay more on cable bill for HD if they are the ones changing this.

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Have you tried adjusting teh convergence using the remote control? See the owners manual. Appears you might need to align 2 of the 3 color guns (usually blue and red) to the cross hatch pattern.

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