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PICTURE PROBLEMS HI, HAVING PICTURE PROBLEMS DOUBLE VISION, 3-D COLOR IMAGES, AND LOOKS LIKE THE PICTURE IS BOWING IN OR ROUNDING. PLEASE HELP ME......TY

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  • glp_1988 Dec 24, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. I've only had this tv for a year. What will it cost to fix the problem and should I find another brand?

  • Soldermonkey Jan 23, 2008

    I have same TV and same exact problem. Is there a way to test the convergence PS or the convergence amplifier board? The best answer says that it could possibly be a third board. Which one would that be? Thanks.

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Replace STK-392-110s both of them upgrade to better ics I myself and 1 of the top 10 repair service centers in USA use the STK-392-180s. cost of repair verys anywhere from 280.00 -350.00.

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You have lost convergence. one of three boards. in the setup menu do you have convegence option. could be a convergence power supply, or convergence amplifier board.

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I have a Magnavox 51mp392h/17,that now has double vision (text is double,all images) there is also green, off red colors on the picture. Please help me the tv is 6 years old. should i throw it away or get...


No.Should cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.Get it fixed any local tv shops can fixed this problems,very common problems for DLP CRTS tubs design projection tvs Tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it is dead.The tv convergence board it is dead,that why ur tv picture colors lines R,G,B mis alignments,have pictures colors shadow or 3D pictures look alike.The tv convergence board must have it parts replace like 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors to fixed the convergence board to solved convergence pictures problems.

Jul 22, 2011 | Philips Magnavox 51MP392H Rear Projection...

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Phillips 51pp9303h/17 red and green double vision of writen words and bowed line of red green at bottom. some objects in show look real shiney. and double vision of others.


Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 29, 2011 | Philips 9P6031C 60" Rear Projection...

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Turns on with sound but the picture is running colors mostly see red and blue also double vision. 3 colored lines show up on screeen when first turn on


do you have the convergence option in the customer setup menu? is the picture convcave bowed in at top and bottom. if you dont have the convergence option you might have the fl231 fuse problem. or something simular. first read this to determine if you do. if you dont you might have still have a convegence issue http://www.fixya.com/support/r1062030-fl231_problem_convergence_not_in let me know i am here to help.

Nov 07, 2010 | RCA HD52W66 Projection Television

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The picture is showing a double image and is distored.


The problem you are refering to is more than likely a convergence problem. The convergence circuit in your tv is controlled by an IC (integrated circuit) stk392-110 and it makes the 3 colors (red, blue, green) line up/converge together to create a clear picture. You'll know when this part needs to be replaced because the picture you see is 3d looking and possibly bowed on the top or bottom or on the sides in any or all 3 colors.

Jan 24, 2010 | Mitsubishi WS-55511 55" Rear Projection...

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Picture is distorted, double vision, looks like 3d.lines are arched or curve. colors don't line up. screen is bowed or warped. its a sony kp- 57ws600, 57 in. rear projection television. can you help me...


Try going into the video section of your menu, and pressing RESET on your remote control. If this doesn't fix it, try your quick start guide for setting the convergence and focus.

May 17, 2009 | Sony KP-57WV600 57" Rear Projection...

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Zenith R57W46 bottom bowing and color off and double lettering


Projection TV sets have two very common problems listed below.

Problem #1) 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. 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...

*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
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Mar 28, 2009 | Zenith R57W46 57" Rear Projection...

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Double Vision (Mainly around the edges of the screen)


Look for your Convergence amps and check the solder connections on them....you may only have to resolder the amps...and if they fail in a couple weeks, then replace them...

If you don't beat up the convergence amps for WEEKS operating them with the bad connections, they can survive...

Jan 29, 2009 | Toshiba 50HDX82 50" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi Mo# 53uwx10ba double image


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
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Sep 07, 2008 | Hitachi 53UDX10B 53" Rear Projection...

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HDTV 1080i studio series


hi there, its a color allignment problem, the adjusting ring is in the neck of the picture tube, the unit is on while adjusting it to the correct image. ty

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