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Slanted picture i just bought this tv and noticed that when i watched a movie that was letterboxed that the whole picture was slanted diagonally downwards to the left. just a few degrees, but noticeable enough to chop off text that should have been in the lower left hand corner. is this something i could fix, or should i just return it.

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Your deflection yoke (a coil around the neck of the picture tube) must have gotten turned. Your can turn the picture upside down by rotating this coil. If your set is in warranty, you should return it. When this "yoke" is adjusted the color is affected too. If you try this yourself you'd void the warranty and mess up your color. Stargazer

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