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My pioneer sd-m1407 has a poor picture

On some channels the picture is perfect and on others its useless
its either to dull to bright or out of focus what can i do

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Start out resolder all poor connections on power supply board all pinns on FBT see what happens after you do this! Also clean mirror and top of tubes lenses .

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What does it mean when I have double vision on all channels and dvd on my pioneer sd-533 hd5 big screen floor model?


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

Configuration Problems

Improperly configuring TV setting can cause problems. Verify the TV settings are set correctly. First, brightness and contrast should not be set to high or to low because this can cause poor picture images. Second, adjust the color on the TV when the picture displays colors poorly. Third, if you are having sound issues then check to make sure the volume is not muted or turn down all the way.

Nov 04, 2013 | Pioneer SD-533HD5 53" Rear Projection HDTV

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HITACHI 57F710S - no red in picture. Magic Focus shows Red, Blue and Green perfectly. But when "Magic Focus" is done, picture doesn't have red in it. Help!


Projection sets have two very common problems listed below. bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Apr 25, 2011 | Hitachi 51F710 Rear Projection Television

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Picture is very dark on all channels. Settings have not changed. Do I need to replace the bulb?


You may need a drive PCB. This PCB can cause the picture to be too bright, no brightness or picture too dark, intermittantly or permanantly. Do check the bulb though and see if it is foggy looking or dull especially if it has not been changed. Thanks for using Fixya.

Oct 27, 2009 | Hitachi UltraVision CineForm 55VG825 55"...

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TV comes on with snow and clears up after 10-15 mins


Their is no more you can do.
You need a professional.
Stop using the TV until it is repaired.
Call the manufacturer to find you nearest authorized service center.

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Mar 24, 2009 | Pioneer SD-P62A3-K 62" Rear Projection...

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Hello, I have an older Pioneer SD-P55A3 projection tv. I have a problem where the picture at the bottom of the screen appears distorted or, more accurately, "warped". There is yellow and blue that does not...


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony,Samsung, JVC, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Akai, Pioneer, Hitachi, Zenith, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit wiith instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms
  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted or warped
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2

Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
Your TV may have one or more of the following symptoms....
  • Dull looking picture
  • White looking picture
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix here
bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Mar 16, 2009 | Pioneer SD-P55A3-K 55" Rear Projection...

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NO PICTURE FOR MY CABLE


check your hookup and check your input button on the front of the tv hope this help's Rocky

Jan 20, 2009 | Pioneer SD-P50A5-K 50" Rear Projection...

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Tuning SD-M1407


use the button's on the front of your tv or buy a universal remote it will help with some function's $5.00 anywhere or you can buy a refurb remote for $135.00 on the internet rocky

Jan 06, 2009 | Pioneer SD-P50A5-K 50" Rear Projection...

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Bad ghosting of all colours


The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony,Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer2_bing.gif Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2
Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.png http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 09, 2008 | Samsung PCL545R 54" Rear Projection...

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Right side convergence


A convergence IC has burned out. If I remember correctly, those Pioneer sets have one huge convergence IC, but that IC only has 5 channels in it so they use another smaller dual STK IC and one half of it is used for the 6th channel and the other half is the vertical output. Look on the convergence board, find the blue convergence jack, identify the blue horizontal channel, follow the traces and replace the IC handling the blue horizontal channel.

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