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2 inches of picture from top is brighter and picture in tthat area is distorted

I have an intermittent problem that presents itself most of the time. The part of the screen that covers 2-3 inches from top is brighter. The picture in that area is distorted specially close to the junction of the normal portion and the lighter portion. The rest of the screen is okay.

Is this expensive to fix?

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Re: 2 inches of picture from top is brighter and picture...

Hmmm, could be anything from dirty optics, to a convergence problem....accordianman

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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,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
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