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Brightness Even whith the brightness control maxed picture is far too dark. Some scenes cannot be seen. Is there any way to brighten the picture?

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Re: brightness

Yes there is, you can very carefully take off the back of front speaker grill and the wood cover behind this. There you will see several controls I think six total, three on the top and three right below it, you want to turn up whats called the three screen controls for the red blue and green but you will need a B & W picture on the TV so you can balance the greay scale. if you do not balance the grey scale the TV will not look good. if you do not think you can do this adjustment properly, please play it safe and call in a tech to do these adjustment for you. Good Luck

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Re: brightness

Theres a leaky capacitor on it a path ways to CRT board. if your not inclined with this job contact for service... gud luck!

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

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