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Picture is blurry and the "brights" seem to glow off the screen

I have a Phillips PTV 608342 I have adjusted the convergance via the remote as best I can but, the picture is still blurry at times. The bulbs have been replaced and are all working. Overall, picture is good but, the brights(i.e. whites, sky ect.) all seem to glow and overpower anything else on the screen. TV was $2000 new and I bought it for $300 I'm laid off now and have time to tinker with it. I would like to fix and sell it for a profit. Would opening it up and cleaning the mirrors and lenses help. I'm not a tech. so answers will need to be in plain english. Thanks for your help!

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Change the coolant in the blue and green color tubes.
Go to tvrepairkits.com

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Who replaced the bulbs

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