Question about Sony Grand WEGA KF50XBR800 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Ghost image - told by tech that optical unit needs to be replaced

My set is actually the 60XBR800. The cost estimate to replace was $1870 including parts, labor and taxes. That is pretty steep, even for a 5 year old set, and I am considering using that money towards a new one. In reading the postings here, there may be a way to avoid this repair by doing a "reconvergence". Is that something I can try by myself? If so, can someone point out how to do it? Any other advice on this problem and their recommended fix would also be appreciated.

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  • jerzee_2 Jan 03, 2008

    willtab .... fyi, my set is not DLP, but LCD Projection.

  • jerzee_2 Jan 03, 2008

    Thank you .... I thought I had seen a different thread on here that talked about convergence with the 50 inch version of my LCD projection. Shows what I know about the insides of a TV! :)

  • Richard Jun 16, 2013

    Sony told me the same thing... You can fix it FREE with instructions.. Contact me if you want them



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Your set is a dlp..dlp require no convergence. there may be some small adjustment in a custmer menu... but not enough to make a difference. Sorry yes light engines are expensive. thats most of the sets inside

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

  • Willie Howell Jan 03, 2008

    lcd don not require convergence

  • Willie Howell Jan 03, 2008

    convergence is the alignment of the 3 tubes of a projection tv



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