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Picture looks as if someone was pushing the center of a mirror, color skews too

Sometimes the picture is fine, then it messes up. You can still see the screen but it looks like a mirror does if you push the center of it and everything bends inward. The colors go out of wack at the same time, then 15-20 seconds later it goes back to being just fine.

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  • gattv Nov 16, 2008

    I have a skewed image for the first 15-30 seconds when turing on the tv. Any words on the screen are arched just like you said--like the rectangle screen was arched into a rainbow. It seems to work fine after a minute or so, but I suspect my problem will get worse. There is also some fuzzy static when you first turn on that i never noticed before

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    picture looks bowed

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Not worth the fix,but a new TV. Pioneer,Panasonic or Sharp!

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