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Poor color issues.

My KP-53s65 is having color issues. In the movie setting on the menu, the picture looks pretty good, but there is a noticable red tint to the screen. I've tried reseting to factory settings and cleaning the lenses and mirror, but there is still a redness to the picture. Also, in standard and sports mode the picture has a distinct whitish-blue tint to it. Again, adujusting color, hue, or brightness has no effect. Do I just need to replace one or more of the projector tubes or is there a simple, nobrainer solution to my problem. The tv is about ten years old, if that makes any difference.

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  • edenflow Oct 17, 2008

    my 53" sony projection tv is about 10 yrs. old and has the same problem: the whole screen has bluish/white tint to it and has the standby light blinking. tried to unplug the unit for a while , plug it in and tried to reset thru convergence but no matter what i do to it would not converge. same is true when i use the remote comtrol to do the above.as well, menu won't show up on screen, either manually from the tv console or the remote.any advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you

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If the set is 10 years old, one or more of the CRT's (picture tubes) may need to be rebalanced in a process called white balancing. If the tubes are in good shape this can be accomplished with great ease. A good tech will then reset the focus and screen adjustments to obtain an optimal picture. I personally own a 16 year old Sony KP61 series big screen and it looks great with the original tubes, hope yours goes just as long. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)

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Try adjusting the convergence. good luck and happy valentine!

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Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from TvRepairKits.com or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest a shop.

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