Question about RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Picture goes goofy in 1080i

How do I describe this? Well lets start with known facts. The HD source is a DirecTV HD H21 receiver. Input connection, HDMI to DVI Converter. During the setup of the DirecTV receiver, it tests to see if the TV supports all resolutions, 480i,p 720p etc... It's telling me that it only supports 480p and 1080i, even though the TV will display the other resolutions, or at least it did. Well anyway, to the problem at hand. When tuned to a HD channel, and the resolution on the receiver set to 1080i, the picture becomes somewhat skewed and blurry as if the convergence is messed up. At this point the auto convergence will not run. It starts then it quits. I can adjust manually, but there is no change in the picture. Auto convergence will run just fine under lower resolutions, but not while in 1080i. But when I switch back to 480p (on the same channel) the picture becomes just fine. Any ideas?
As a side note. When using my old HD receiver an RCA DirecTV unit, I would have similar problem. But it self corrected in an odd way. Let me explain... When the picture was skewed as mentioned above, I would enter the receivers menu, then I would exit the menu right away, the screen would go black for a couple seconds as if the receiver was resetting or something, and come back on just fine in 1080i. It would only do that when the picture was messed up. Other wise entering and exiting the menus worked just fine. But with this new DirecTV receiver, the goofy picture stays. There is obviously something wrong in that TV. I can't blame the receivers. This is a goofy one. What do ya think?

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  • JerryKlr Jan 02, 2008

    Thanks for the comments. It's not a DLP unit. The TV still does work, but since my first posting, the convergence doesn't work under any resolution now. The repair tech was here and ordered a new convergence board. I picked it up and installed it. It made no difference what so ever. The problem must be else where. He's coming back today today in fact (1/2/08). I hope he brings test equipment this time. Last time was just a guess on his part. I'm not to sure on this guys abilities. I think a LCD is in my near future.

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    I am havin g the same problem with my Samsung 42" rear projection. I also have Direct TV and it does the same thing you mentioned--gettin g distorted only in 1080i. All other resolutions are fine. What gives?

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If that's a dlp unit they are garbage ive had two and both died in same manner in less than a year one the bulb blew on in three months after purchase then went blank and started making a high pitched squealing sound had to argue with rca cust support after repair shop said they could not fix it rca finally sent me a new one but with less features after i argued with them for another three that one did the same thing after three months now rca wont even talk to me and ive got a 100lbs paperweight that does nothing i was told it was the light engine at a cost of around a grand for part so don't waste your money on a repair shop mine is still sitting there blank and i understand this is a common problem from checking the web just roll it in the back yard spend you money on one that will work im going lcd this time and i do houseld appliances not tvs so dont worry about rating me i like to pass this info on every chance i get just to help my friends at rca

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