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Now, this is strange

A friend gave me this TV, she was moving. Convergence was a little out of whack. When I opened it, luckily there was a service sheet, telling me to hold whatever couple buttons in the front, and what to do and not to do. I got it working pretty good, then went into screen menu, #4-Adjust Projection TV--Got it working great! Here's the kicker. After a couple days,I moved it to other side of room. It rverted back to the way it was to begin with, I lost the service paper,--but get this--the #4 choice to Adjust is no longer on the screen menu!!!What could possibly explain that? It was there before, it's supposed to be there--where'd it go ????

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Re: Now, this is strange

Might be a micro issue, have you tried to reset power to set?

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