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Convergence on Hitachi 46f500

The Blue color looks like it is smeared from the top right to the bottom left. Can you help?

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  • shutup Jun 14, 2008

    I also have the 46F500 Hitachi Projection TV. The set has blue sagging down from the left side of screen and also has blue shadows. I removed the back cover to see if anything noticeable stood out. Wow was it dirty? I cleaned it out and noticed that on top of the red lense there is a piece of narrow tape stuck to it. Should it be there? After cleaning no change in picture. I also tried to do manual convergence and the blue lines will not line up on the left side of the screen. Running magic focus in AUTO it would hang up on the blue and end showing a number "5". Any ideas what is wrong?

  • shutup Jun 15, 2008

    I posted on this site and the only response I have seen is the fixya team asking for money to get the experts to look into my problem. Is money required for a solution on this site? Is there a site I can go to for information without getting spammed and solicited?

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Replace convergence IC's,then re-check alignment

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I have a hitachi model 46f500 that looks distorted. (3d)


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

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix

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You 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

Mar 20, 2010 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Goes through magic focus than in the middle stops and displays #5


This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

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Feb 19, 2010 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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THE PICTURE IS GHOSTING AT THE TOP & BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. THERE


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

Dec 28, 2009 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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I have a Hitachi 46F500 tv and the red crt bowed


I just had the convergence replaced and have a great picture

Aug 16, 2009 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 46F500 and there is a blue curved bar


Your TV most likely has a Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together convergence repair kits for most models.

The kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, etc. Everything you will need to do the repair yourself.

May 15, 2009 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 46f500 convergence?


a common problem wich i also have with convergence with blue and red convergence.
the image converge amplifiers are burnet out wich in turn blow out resisters that control individual color convergence.

Jun 19, 2008 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 46f500 screen messed up after welding on same circuit


If you did manual conv. You have to redo it when you replace the bad parts. Them being conv. ic's replace them and check 1/4 watt resistors that are low value right beneath amps. Careful not to solder any foil pads together or you will have major problems. Very common for do-it-yourselfers. Good luck, Russmann.

Jun 15, 2008 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Magic Focus


You will need to replace both convergence ICs STK392-110 you can get replacement ICs and they come with free instalation instructions with pictures and they also offer free tech support with online instant messageing in case you need additional help, and they also ship to anywhere in the world. Heres the link.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

May 28, 2008 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Color convergence?


Can anyone give me the resistor values for location RK 42, RK 46 and RK 62? Hitachi 46F500 TV. Or can I be pointed to the location of a service manual?
Tony

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