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The colors are distorted and it seems like the only colors that really show are blue, green, and red. When you turn the TV on you can see blue, green, and red lines across the screen. The picture also looks concaved. To kind of sum it all up the picture looks like a 3D movie!

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Hi there, this is what we call in the industry convergence board failure. this board regulate the rgb and keeps everything in order so the picture looks nice and clean. when this board starts to malfunction, what you are witnessing is usually the result. I suggest repairing this convergence board. this will fix the 3-d effect.

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