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Convergence Problem? I think my 10 year old TV is dying on me. There are streaky, curving lines at the top and bottom of the screen and the colors are separated. Text on the screen shows up double in both red and green versions, one below the other. I tried using the convergence utility with no luck. The verticle line matches up pretty well producing the desired "white line," but the horizontal red and blue lines refuse to merge into the "white" line. This happened all at once. The first two days, the TV picture spontaneously cleared up after being on for a half-hour or so. Is this worth fixing, or should I hit the big box stores to look for a replacement?

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Thanks again. You've been a big help. We went with the Mitsubishi.

Posted on Feb 02, 2007

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Thanks again for the input! Yes, the Mitsubishi is a DLP. We are leaning toward the Mitsubishi since we think the colors are more natural and we can get the 65" DLP Mits HD 1080P model(with the new 6 color light engine) for the same $$ as the Sony- $2499. Which Samsung do you like?

Posted on Jan 31, 2007

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Thanks for responding; I was afraid that would be the advice! We're looking at the Sony KDS-60A200 or the Mitsubishi WD-65732 to replace it. If anyone has any thoughts on those two models, please post a reply.

Posted on Jan 28, 2007

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Convergence problems are what you have possibly a pincushion error. Either way if you have to have a repair shop do the repair, you should look at replacing the old TV.

Posted on Jan 27, 2007

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