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I have a Hitachi Projection color TV 57F500. The picture I get on all channels is a double people, double everything. One double is Green and teh other is Red. No other TV's do this and I am using Dish network

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    Our Hitachi rear projection tv projects a double image - green and red. It just happened this morning 12/7/2008. How do we fix it?

  • s_keeping Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • lammyq Feb 18, 2009

    pictures appear as 3d with doubling of the letters and a blue streak at top of screen

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These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

I have a Hitachi Projection - bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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My t.v.focus is like double vision and the color is not right.


convergence failure that tv has 3 CRTs-cathode ray tube- and it has a circuit that keeps each picture projected from the tubes aligned together called convergence. so if you have a picture that has 3 pictures of the same image in red green and blue then it is defintely a convergence failure. the part numbers of the parts causing the failure are STK394-160 and there also can be some burnt resistors in the same circuit.

Jan 06, 2011 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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All print is doubled all print is doubled just like this


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai2_bing.gif,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 27, 2010 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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RED WAVY LINE THROUGH SCREEN OF HITACHI 57F500 REAR PROJECTION HDTV TV


Projection TV sets have two very common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Dec 02, 2009 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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Loss of red color and dual images


Ur convergence is dead,U know how to solders?Buy a convergence kit,use what in that kit.ur tv should be back to normal.This website have the convergence kit
Tv repair World.com.

Oct 21, 2009 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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Double images


hi, convergence circuit has failed, will need a tech or someone very proficient at solder work to replace your convergence ic`s & possible support parts, if your that person re-post and i`ll try to help ya, video-tek

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Color problems with Hitachi 57in rear projection


One or more of the projectors lights( my guess is the green one) are either blown or in the process of going bad. Have them repaired or replqaced by an authorized tech.

Dec 28, 2008 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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Hooked up a hdmi/dvi cable


try using the red- blue- green high def connections

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