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Possible convergance/bowtie problem.

Center 1/3 of picture is fine,left and right 1/3's of picture get a rainbow seperation effect.comes and goes intermittently but getting worse.Is this the convergence ic problem or something else?thanks for your help in advance.

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Re: Possible convergance/bowtie problem. - Mitsubishi WT-46809 46" Rear Projection Television Projection Televisions

Yes you have defective convergence circuit!

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