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Pitcture is Wavy

The picture on my Akai Projection 1080i is wavy. When you change the channel, the picture comes in normal, for a second or two, and then gets dark. It then turms normal again and the picture is very wavy. Any advice on why this might be happenning?

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  • KittyFemer Dec 05, 2007

    Is it worth fixing?

  • cheesemeplea Jan 24, 2009

    I also have an Akai 1080i hdtv projection, and the picture has started to become discolored, and there is an awful burning rubber smell coming from it. Is it too late to fix?

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Sounds like the tuner is going.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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    Cary Farah Dec 05, 2007

    tuner is around 100 bucks labor about 100 i cant say if it worth it or not. depends on the picture you had before and weather you had any other problems.

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