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Sony KP53S25 Rear Projection has "double vision"

My brother recently gave me his TV . It worked perfectly fine before the ride in the back of a pick up truck to my house. Once home, the picture is fine but there is black above and below the picture and everything seems to have a redddish/blueish tint outline. When subtitles are on it is like double vision. I did the convergence from the set up menu but the colors would not align on one another prefectly. The red and blue always seem to be a bit off.Could something be out of wack from the move? It was somewhat bumpy and the TV was tilted when loaded and unloaded from the truck. I called 3 repairmen one said (without looking) I would probably need to replace my convergence. Another came to the house and said I had 2 shorts in the wiring and the convergence would need to be replaced, he would need to take it into their shop. I do not know who to trust. I called another who said they would need to come out and look, but I already paid $80 for a 5 minute visit. No one seems to know a trustworthy and honest repairman. Anything I can do or do you think it is worth it to make another call? Thanks!!!

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  • Gerardo Reyes Jun 27, 2007

    Thanks for your response. I do have a comment to add ( not knowing if this matters or not) When I was watching the tv originally, I was watching a dvd that is why there was black at the top and bottem with red/blue lines. But after hooking up with Direct TV the only problem with the picture is double vision on some parts of the screen(but not all). The direct TV guy said he thinks the projecter itself is just off balance /out of focus. Any thoughts????

  • Gerardo Reyes Jun 29, 2007

    Thanks again, I will follow your advice!

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Did you try to do the convergence both automatically and manually? if only one then try the other - just maybe solves your problem without having to replace bits, but I think Premtech is right. If you need help with doing the convergence either way, please ask again. Hope this helps :)

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Not a problem Gayla, get on the NESDA web site and research a reputable shop from there.. http://www.nesda.com/locator/state_search.php It does sound like the convergence amps (IC's) are the fault. Could be that they have some poor solder connections and the ride in the truck excited the problem. In either event you probably want to have them replaced because if they've been arcing it's likely stressed the IC's close to failure. That unit takes the STK 392-150 but ask them to install the STK392-180 IC's instead. That will give you more reliability and greater tolerance to heat. And one more thing, Sanyo makes the STK line make sure you confirm with the shop to use ONLY Sanyo and not some Japanese knock-offs.

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