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RCA 52" projection

The picture is now showing a red outline all over and makes it hard to look at, especially colors.

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Re: RCA 52" projection

When you are changing channels and the screen normally blanks to black between channels, do you instead see a reddish screen?

Did you check your event codes?

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Colors dont line up

Hi there,

This is a common issue with Rear Projection TV's, especially after they have been transported or knocked.

You need to carry out a procedure called: CONVERGENCE

Go into your tv's menu and there should be a Convergence option.
Follow the instructions and it will show you how to line up the RED, GREEN & BLUE lines together. Save your settings before exiting the menu.

If done accurately, your picture should improve dramatically.


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Jun 16, 2011 | RCA P52937 52" Rear Projection Television

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This tv have convergence problems,it dead.Red,green,blue misaligns colors,have colors shadows,3d colors pic like.All these problems are the convergence board have 2 STK convergence ICS some or all it resistors are dead.These parts must change to solved convergence problems.The shop will cost u $300-350 for parts and labors.

Jun 07, 2010 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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RCA 52'' rear projection tv, the picture looks bowed. Can this be fixed?

Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

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. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

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, RCA and others.

You can more info and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from TV Repair Kits using the link at the end of this article.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*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
*Red/Orange looking picture


You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

Oct 11, 2009 | RCA P56930BL 56" Rear Projection...

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Shows red, bulbs out?

sounds like a convergence board problem. a certified tv technician can check and realign convergence for you.

Jun 20, 2009 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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Model R52Wh74 RCA and we have blue color all on the screen

Have you tried to do auto convergence and see if that helps? If not try manual convergence adjustment

Jun 19, 2009 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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RCA projection is having color shadows and blurred picture.

Hi, this is failed convergence and it is due to a faulty convergence board chip set. simply replacing the convergence board in this set Will fix your issues.

May 21, 2009 | RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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Is the tubes going out on my rear projection tv?

If the red, green, and blue colors are separated like a rainbow, then the convergence amps are going out. This set has a common problem of two electrolytic caps going bad. The caps are in the upper left-hand corner of the main board and will have a bulged top if bad.
I would not think the picture tubes are bad, especially all at once.
- Dan

Apr 28, 2009 | RCA D52W19 52" Rear Projection Television

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Distorted picture on RCA LCD TV

it can be replaced with a t0220 stile case dioded 220k ohm go to nte look up and do a search on the rca part #moz-screenshot.jpg 259638 search the web for the part.

Jun 29, 2008 | RCA R52WM24 52" HDTV Projection Television

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Picture Color

What do you think "CRT ASSY, Projection: Blue" might be?

RCA Part Number: 258486
RCA Model: D52W20

They want $183,

Jan 08, 2008 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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