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Red and green shadows

After my TV has been shoved into a closet in a rough way, I'm having red and green shadows on the screen. I tried to adjust the convergence myself, but it is too misaligned. Manual convergence improved the picture only a little. I talked to 2 repair places and they said for $360-$400 they would replace the 2 tubes. However, I think it should be possible to align the "tubes" physically instead of replacing them. Does anybody know if tubes can be aligned and who would do that? I'm in Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • mouri Jan 05, 2008

    I'm having red and green shadows on the screen. I tried to adjust the convergence myself, is there any way to do that

  • kool_guy_70 Apr 15, 2008

    same prob red and blue is not straight across the screen like the green is

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