Question about Panasonic PT-53TW53 53" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Problem with my tv

The problem with my tv is that there is a red and green ghost at the bottom of the tv.

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  • Kevinsul Jan 08, 2008

    I bought a brand new 42 inch Samsung plasma tv PS42 - QTHD about a year ago. I've hardly used it, but now, when i've been watching it for about 2 hours around the screen in different places large blue hazes or ghost like looking things appear. Its worse when its dark on screen. I've tried all the screen protection option but no look. Only thing that helps is if i turn the tv of for about an hour, but when i turn it back on after 2 hour it appears again. please tell us what you can cheers Kevin.



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If your information is correct on the type of set you have meaning Plasma, you might have a defective display panel, in that case check your warranty on the plasma display (pdl). The other side of the coin could be a x bottom left or right panels. If I were working on it I would scope the y and z sustain panels for proper waveforms. I wish there was an easy answer for you but there isn't.

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The ghost might be fix by replacing the stk chips. I posted the instruction in here

For Kevinsul, I believe this same chips over heat which degrade it's performance. When U said things, if you mean like spots then I don't believe it is this chip. But if you mean long strips ghost or lines then it's likely this chip problem.

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SOURCE: Ghosting in Red, Green and blue

The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

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,Pioneer2_bing.gif Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links 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

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.png

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