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Red and blue

My TV recently started separating the red and blue. All images have a red and blue/green line around them. The TV is 5 years old and has been working great until now. The Tv will clear up after it sets awhile. this TV is not used on a daily basis, it's only used for movies and occasional cable TV viewing.

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Re: Red and blue

Convergence amp ic going bad.

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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....

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Here are some pics of convergence problems.



Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

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Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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

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Picture calibration settings for 42lg70

Picture Menu
Picture Mode: Expert1
*Backlight: 16
*Contrast: 83
*Brightness: 53
Sharpness: 50
*Color: 55
*Tint: 0
Expert Control
  • Fresh Contrast: Off
  • Noise Reduction: Medium
  • Gamma: Medium
  • Black Level: Low
  • Real Cinema: On
  • TruMotion: Low
  • Color Standard: HD (N/A w/HDMI)
  • White Balance: Warm
  • **Method: 10-Point IRE
    • 10 IRE
      • **Red: 1
      • **Green: 2
      • **Blue: -16
    • 20 IRE
      • **Red: -6
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -7
    • 30 IRE
      • **Red: -5
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -4
    • 40 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -4
    • 50 IRE
      • **Red: -4
      • **Green: 4
      • **Blue: -4
    • 60 IRE
      • **Red: -6
      • **Green: 6
      • **Blue: -5
    • 70 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 3
      • **Blue: -10
    • 80 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 7
      • **Blue: -16
    • 90 IRE
      • **Red: -9
      • **Green: 5
      • **Blue: -18
    • 100 IRE
      • **Red: -10
      • **Green: 4
      • **Blue: -9
Color Management System
  • Red Color: 0
  • Red Tint: 0
  • Green Color: 0
  • Green Tint: -15
  • Blue Color: 0
  • Blue Tint: 11
  • Yellow Color: 15
  • Yellow Tint: 2
  • Cyan Color: -15
  • Cyan Tint: 0
  • Magenta Color: 0
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lg70 nice tv excellent processor just to bad there is no intensity control on color management oh well still better than what the three s are pushing block out the hype lg will be number 1 in a few years haters are starting to come around and well leds coming,

p.s. i dont work for lg just tired of losers bashing stuff because they dont own it.
im isf certified those settings are right on the money straighter than a ruler

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Greetings fireftr2001,

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