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Red wavy lines at top of screen.

Also some at bottom

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Rear projection t.v.s work differently than most. They have threw lights that throw the picture onto the screen, instead of having a color tube that is in a traditional television. It would be my suggestion to bring it to a Qaulified T.V. professional to have watever bulb is bad replaced. odds are it will either the blue or the green(hard to remember exactly but i think its a green one lol) and not the red.

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Wavy picture on top and bottom


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,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link 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
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Wavy lines


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
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  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

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

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A wavy line with 3 colors


this a convergence problem and the convergence IC's will need replacing along with some testing of resistors and or replacement
to have a technician come out to do this repair will cost about $300 - $350 to get this fixed

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Red wavey lines at bottom fo screen


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Wavy Red lines


hi there,
if you are familiar with electronics you can do this :adjust voltage at hight voltage block it has screen and focus written on it and comes from flyback transformer,but be careful cause it can be to dangerous if you touch something else,ah,ah adjust only the one that says screen and has a R on top,that means red,ok,thanks.

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I am told my Hitachi 61SDX01B (UltraVision/Ultrascan) has "Green Geometry"


Sounds like a convergence promblem.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of a convergence problem.

Screen looks 3D
One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
Screen is bowed in or warped.

Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence or magic focus section.

Try to adjust the convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

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

Its a fairly easy fix on the Hitachi sets.

You can get a repair kit that includes all the parts from www.TvRepairKits.com. The kit includes a photo instruction guide, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, etc.
Everything you need to fix it yourself.

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The problem is called green geometry.There is nothing wrong w/the green pix tube.It is critical to get the green geometry

accurate because the red and blue convergence overlays on

the green.If you have more than an alignment issue,that will need

repair before adjustments are attempted.

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