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BENT PICTURE It looks like the picture is sitting on an invisible's bent upwards in the middle towards the left side. I tried the convergence and fixes the color convergence some but picture is still bent. Help Please.

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  • IHT7 Nov 16, 2007

    Picture seems "bent" or "bowed" up from the bottom of the screen. Example: any menus on the TV that scroll on the bottom of the screen are distorted and then copied above in a bowed arc in red.


  • minimax Nov 20, 2007

    The RF it's fine until Menu is pressed on. The picture at the bottom center gets bowed up. It's only red and blue, green color stay normal. It's not the convergence amps -stk 392-110. Thanks.

  • some thing
    some thing Jan 03, 2008

    I have same prob as IHT7. Pic bend at the bottom. Any solution any1? my brother open it up and didn't see anything wrong.



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

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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.

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