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Picture not clear

I have a KP-51HW40 which i transported on its side. Once hooked up the picture is not as clear though still pretty good. I am now told I should not have transported on its side but straight up. I am told the lamps can be adjusted. Not sure how..Do I need to call a professional or is this something I can do myself?i would appreciate any advice. thank you

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  • scott siegel Mar 23, 2007

    It is just not as crisp as before. Mostly on the outside edges of the screen

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There is a Mirror in front of the 3 colored lamps that is facing the front. you can't see the Mirror easily when you open the back if the TV. Clean the Mirror -- makes a big difference. pierce

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When you say the picture is not clear please describe what you mean a little more clearly/ Thanks.

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